Prompted by the shootings of three school-age children in Minneapolis over the past few days, Governor Tim Walz says discussion at the legislature should not only be about police reforms, but also about how many guns are on the streets:

“How do we end up in situations where somebody’s in a drive-by shooting situation that a little girl ends up in critical condition at a birthday party?”

Senate Republican Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said there will be some police accountability measures coming out of next month’s special session.   But it’s unlikely that any gun control measures would move forward, given Republicans’ reluctance and the amount of work lawmakers must do to finish the state budget.