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No Bills Coming To Ban On Assault Weapons In MN This Year

Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 6:52 am

Minnesota apparently won’t pass any laws to ban assault rifles or high-capacity ammunition magazines this year, according to the Associated Press.

On Thursday, Rep. Michael Paymar, a St. Paul Democrat, unveiled his bill to reduce gun violence. The bill would require background checks on all gun purchases, increase penalties for people who buy weapons for those who legally cannot and help attorneys crack down on illegal gun owners.

Paymar hosted three days of hearings on almost a dozen different gun-related bills in early February. Citizens from around the state attended and were vocal about their rights. Paymar tells the AP that it was clear that the assault weapons and magazine bans wouldn’t pass.

Republicans say that Paymar’s bill still won’t have the votes to become law.

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