Scaled Back Gun Bill To Be Voted On MN Senate

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

In a bit of a surprise twist, gun control legislation is being voted on Tuesday in St. Paul. A significantly scaled back bill to revise Minnesota’s gun laws is headed for a vote in the state Senate, with the blessing of a vocal gun-rights group.

The Associated Press reports that the proposal was revised Tuesday to remove language that could be construed as expanded background checks or limitations on lawful gun transactions. The bill fills gaps in databases consulted in present gun background checks by including court records from longer ago.

Sen. Ron Latz, a St. Louis Park Democrat, told reporters that he stripped the bill of all provisions deemed controversial. He says he won’t let it morph into a wider-ranging gun bill.

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