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New push for gun control bills in Minnesota Senate meets day of lobbying by opponents


January 25, 2019

Mark Vancleave – Star Tribune

Sens. Ron Latz, left, and Paul Gazelka at the Minnesota State Capitol met with their supporters on opposite sides of the debate over expanding gun laws.

A renewed push in the state Senate to expand criminal background checks on gun sales and adopt "red flag" legislation coincided Thursday with a daylong lobbying effort by gun rights advocates unwilling to budge on any new gun restrictions.

Senate backers want to broaden background check requirements to cover private sales, such as transactions at gun shows or online marketplaces. Those looking to buy any firearm in a private sale would first need to obtain a permit and undergo annual background checks to maintain eligibility.


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