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Minnesota: Bill banning private sales at gun shows defeated

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A proposal to require background checks on all persons buying firearms at gun shows in Minnesota failed to clear its first hurdle Wednesday before a House committee. The House Crime Victims and Criminal Records panel defeated the proposal by a 5 to 3 vote, leaving the legislation's future in doubt.

Read Original at: The Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.)


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