Minnesota Panel Advances Universal Background Checks
By Tom Knighton
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
It’s not just the U.S. House of Representatives and New Mexico that are embracing universal background checks this week. Not by a long shot.
It seems that despite arguments against them throughout the nation, including a Department of Justice study that showed most criminals get their guns illegally in the first place, some states are going to push for universal background checks regardless.
Among them is Minnesota, where a panel just advanced universal background checks.
A Minnesota panel on Wednesday, Feb. 27, advanced a bill that would require universal background checks for firearm purchases and transfers.
The House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division on a 9-7 vote approved the bill and sent it to the House Ways and Means Committee. The decision came around 10 p.m. after hours of emotional testimony from supporters and opponents who flocked to the Capitol to advocate for their positions.
Just after 10 p.m., lawmakers launched into testimony on another bill that would let law enforcement remove a person’s guns if they posed a danger to themselves or others. They ended their meeting around Midnight prior to taking action on the bill.
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Source:: Bearing Arms