By Tom Knighton
There isn’t just one gun control fight. There are hundreds.
In addition to the federal level, we have fifty states where gun control is likely to pop up at any given time, plus dozens of cities where some idiot is likely to decide that they need gun control because some jackwagon did something. In other words, there’s a lot of ground to cover.
One such fight is heating up in Minnesota, where lawmakers from the Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) feel emboldened by recent gains and hope to pressure Republicans to embrace gun control.
The bills are part of an ongoing effort led by DFL lawmakers to expand criminal background checks for all gun sales — closing a “loophole” where buyers can obtain firearms through private sales without a check. A second House proposal would enact a “red flag” law that would allow law enforcement or relatives to petition to take guns away from someone suspected of posing a threat to themselves or others. Similar measures are being prepared in the Senate.
In announcing the new House proposals, Hortman singled out Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, chairman of the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee, as one of several Republican …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms