Round 2 of gun debate on tap at Minn. Capitol - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Round 2 of gun debate on tap at Minn. Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (WXOW) - Minnesota state senators are diving into the debate over gun control measures at the Capitol.

The Senate Judiciary Committee convenes Thursday and Friday to review a handful of bills related to gun rights. Up on Thursday are bills that require all gun sales go through licensed dealers, strengthen restrictions on access to guns by mental illness sufferers, expands liability for people who aid restricted individuals in obtaining guns they're not allowed to own, and allows some retired peace officers to carry guns without a permit.

Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Ron Latz says the Senate won't consider a controversial assault weapons ban that was introduced in the House. That measure generated intense opposition at recent House hearings on gun bills. Latz says that issue is best handled at the federal level.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.