ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) Minnesota legislators are considering gun safety laws that include background checks and Red Flag legislation.
• Minnesota House debates public safety budget bill with two provisions
• Universal background checks on gun sales and red flag law are the provisions
• Republicans oppose the provisions but convinced Democrats to make it a felony to transfer firearm to someone not allowed to possess it knowingly• Democratic majority is unlikely to agree to remove Universal background checks from the bill
• Additional GOP amendments, including a controversial stand-your-ground change to self-defense laws, will be debated
• House will resume floor session to debate amendments
• Provisions aim to increase public safety
• Republicans and Democrats have differing opinions on the best approach to gun control and public safety in Minnesota.
The Minnesota House of Representatives began debating a public safety budget bill last night which includes universal background checks on gun sales and a red flag law. Republicans opposed these provisions but did manage to convince Democrats to make it a felony to knowingly transfer a firearm to someone who is not allowed to possess it. However, the Democratic majority is unlikely to agree to remove universal background checks from the bill. The House will resume its floor session to debate additional GOP amendments, including a highly controversial “stand your ground” change to self-defense laws.
– Minnesota House debating public safety budget bill
– Bill includes universal background checks and red flag law
– Republicans opposed, but convinced Democrats to make it a felony to knowingly transfer a firearm to someone not allowed to possess it
– Democratic majority unlikely to remove universal background checks from bill
– Additional GOP amendments including a “stand your ground” change to self-defense laws to be debated.