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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:38 am | Updated: 9:53 pm, Fri Jan 25, 2013.

ST. PAUL — Minnesota law enforcement leaders warned not enough is being done to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and called on lawmakers Wednesday to take action to address the growing problem.

"Gun control alone is not going to solve the complex problem of guns and extreme violence. We have an access problem, and the severely mentally ill should never have access to guns," Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said at a news conference.

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