5 more gun bills introduced: Hearings set for Thursday

1:24 PM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The battle over Minnesota's gun laws got even more murky Wednesday with the news that lawmakers will now have five additional bills dealing with firearms to consider.

That's on top of eight gun bills that were already on the table, bringing the total to 13 - and there could be more.

House Public Safety Committee Chariman Michael Paymer said the additional bills, plus HF242, sponsored by State Rep. Alice Hausman of St. Paul, Thursday in two sessions.

At 10 a.m. lawmakers will hear HF285 and HF308. At 6 p.m. the committee will hear testimony on HF242, HF 294, HF 307, and HF 298.

A hearing on Hausman's HF241, which would ban new sales of military style semi-automatic assault rifles and make existing owners register theirs with the state, was conducted Tuesday morning in front of a huge crowd that filled both the hearing room and two overflow rooms. That hearing wound up at noon.  

 

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