domestic violence

Keeping a vigilant watch on the courtroom

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As the Newtown tragedy reignites a national gun control debate, one local watchdog group is quietly spearheading a pilot project to take guns from domestic violence criminals in Hennepin County.

The project launching early this year will help enforce laws already on the books that prohibit domestic abusers from owning guns. The momentum comes from WATCH, a Downtown-based court-monitoring agency that was founded by a Lowry Hill resident 20 years ago.

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