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Senate approves bill requiring background checks on all gun sales

Richard Martinez, D-Española, and Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, SB 8 would prohibit the sale of a firearm without conducting a federal instant background check ... during the debate. But Republicans say th... read more

Thompson’s gun buyer background checks bill advances

If you no longer want ... views on gun control here. WASHINGTON ­— A sharply divided House Judiciary Committee advanced legislation, authored by North Bay Rep. Mike Thompson, on Wednesday that would b... read more

Universal background checks are focus of Minnesota gun debate

“A lot of folks just don’t want their firearms ... representing the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, said national estimates show that 40 percent of all gun sales happen outside the fe... read more

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House committee moves forward with mandatory background checks for gun sales

WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee passed a measure Wednesday that would require background checks for all gun sales and most gun transfers within ... Hank Johnso, D-Ga. “They want to hold thi... read more


Lawmakers hear community during hearing bill for extended gun background checks

LAS VEGAS - The community went head to head with lawmakers Tuesday over the issue of gun background checks. It all happened during the first hearing for a bill that would require background checks for ... read more

House panel advances bill to expand background checks for gun sales

whose district includes Parkland, made an emotional plea during the committee markup for ... and Peter King (R-N.Y.), would expand the federal background check system to cover sales by unlicensed gun ... read more

Bill would bring universal background checks on gun sales. Cue the backlash.

The bill is simple and straightforward: background checks ... without having to check if the buyer is legally allowed to have firearms. According to a Star Tribune poll, 82 percent of Minnesotans want ... read more

Rallies for gun control legislation held at the Capitol

Calls for background ... at 1 p.m. Tuesday. During that rally, hosted by the Protect Minnesota organization, attendees planned to ask lawmakers to expand the state's permit to carry law to include pri... read more

Democrats propose high-capacity gun magazine ban

During a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday ... In January, House Democrats introduced a bill requiring background checks on private transactions for gun sales. They introduced a similar bill ... read more

House committee weighs mandatory background checks for gun sales

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee spent hours debating a measure Wednesday that would require background checks for all gun sales and most ... “They want to hold this up as long ... read more

Parkland anniversary marked at State Capitol by calls for new Minnesota gun measures

high school shooting by reading off the names of Minnesotans killed by gun violence, an issue Gov. Tim Walz said would be also be addressed in his upcoming budget proposal. The ceremony came amid a re... read more



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