Earlier this month, senate republicans held a hearing in Hibbing on potential gun legislation. State Senator Nick Frentz of North Mankato says lawmakers can’t be afraid of hot button issues.

“We get sent up there to St. Paul to not just to do the easy part, ” says Frentz. “You have to be willing to do the hard part as well. That being said guns are one of the toughest topics. I’m opened-minded. We have to work across the aisle if we’re going to get stuff done.”

Lawmakers head back to St. Paul on February 11th.