President Obama coming to Minneapolis to push gun control agenda

Brian Arola

President Barack Obama will be in Minneapolis Monday to look at steps the city has taken to curb gun violence.

Obama is hoping to mobilize public support to get behind his gun control measures as Congress weighs them, the Washington Post reports.

The Washington Post goes on to report that Minneapolis's response to a spike in gun violence will be studied by the Obama administration.

Minneapolis officials have been involved in the gun control discussion lately.

Earlier in January, Minneapolis mayor and Obama ally R.T. Rybak outlined his agenda for his final year in office, with gun measures and youth violence a high priority. Also this month, Rybak and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hosted a midwest gun policy summit, MinnPost reported.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau joined other law enforcement representatives in Washington Monday to discuss how to reduce gun violence, the Star Tribune reports.

Obama's agenda while in Minneapolis hasn't yet been released.