On Tuesday, the Judiciary/Public Safety Conference Committee voted down the addition of anti-gun language from House Files 8 and 9 onto the Omnibus Bill, SF 802. This is a large victory for gun owners as gun control groups and anti-gun legislators have continuously tried to impose these measures throughout the session. While this victory is a good sign, this doesn’t mean the issues are dead. These issues could potentially be brought up again.
House File 8, sponsored by Rep. Dave Pinto (64B-DFL), would impose so-called “universal” background checks for most private firearm transfers, potentially criminalizing almost all private firearm transfers in Minnesota.
House File 9, sponsored by Rep. Ruth Richardson (52B-DFL), would violate an individual’s constitutional rights and allow for a chief law enforcement officer or designee to petition the court for an ex parte order to remove an individual’s Second Amendment rights without due process.
Please stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts for more information and updates from the Conference Committee.