Legislative defeats on gun restrictions set stage for 2020


Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Governor Tim Walz, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and House Speaker Melissa Hortman held a press conference Sunday night to announce a budget agreement.

Gun safety activists see a silver lining in the defeat of stricter firearms laws this year in the Minnesota Legislature.

With the 2020 elections coming into view, DFL-backed gun measures are likely to remain a potent organizing tool, particularly among young voters growing up in an age of school shootings, a chronic problem that could put pressure on Senate Republican holdouts.



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