Minnesota House backs gun control plans over GOP objections

House Democrats wrapped the proposals into a public safety bill that passed 70-64 early Tuesday.

Posted: Apr 30, 2019 9:47 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House has approved a pair of gun control proposals over Republican objections.

One provision would expand criminal background check requirements for all gun transfers, while the other would allow authorities to temporarily take guns away from people deemed an imminent threat to themselves or others.

House Democrats wrapped the proposals into a public safety bill that passed 70-64 early Tuesday. Five Democrats voted no. Including the provisions in the broader bill lets Democrats force a discussion of the contentious issues in the end-of-session negotiations with the Senate's Republican majority.

But Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka told reporters that he considers the proposals dead and doesn't want to waste time on them.

Gov. Tim Walz spoke at a Capitol rally in support of the gun control measures Monday.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 63°
Albert Lea
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 64°
Austin
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
Charles City
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 63°
Rochester
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 62°
Tracking a nice start to the weekend with storms returning overnight Sunday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Mayo Nurse Exchange Program

Image

Second Chance at a Healthy Smile

Image

Bus Stop Shelter

Image

Tackling Traffic Congestion

Image

Back To School Eye Exam

Image

School Bullying

Image

Raising Money For Immigrant Children

Image

Newman wrestling coach Mark Bertsch steps down

Image

Olmsted Medical Center clinic opening in Rochester

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Friday

Community Events