New Gun Legislation To Be Unveiled At Capitol On Wednesday

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 5:51 am

Top Minnesota lawmakers are moving toward new gun legislation that wouldn’t impose universal background checks for gun purchases.

House Speaker Paul Thissen told the Associated Press that the alternate plan backed by gun rights advocates is more likely to pass this session than one from the House Democrat who led gun hearings last month.

The new bill is expected to address some mental health issues and help county attorneys crack down on illegal gun owners.

The AP also reports that the National Rifle Association was building support for more modest revisions to the state’s gun laws.

Rep. Debra Hilstrom, a Brooklyn Center Democrat, is set to unveil her bill at a news conference Wednesday.

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