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Tim Jezierski, of Two Harbors, listens to testimony during a Wednesday Minnesota House committee hearing about gun control. The firearms instructor said he opposes an assault weapon ban. (Don Davis / Forum News Service)

Ex-FBI agent: More would have died at Red Lake with assault rifle

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ST. PAUL -- Jeffrey Weise shot and killed his grandfather on March 21, 2005, and tried to load a semi-automatic rifle.

But former FBI agent John Egelhof told a Minnesota House committee Wednesday that the rifle, the type that would be banned under a bill state lawmakers are considering, jammed and Weise was forced to use less-


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.