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Minnesota gun control legislation gains Republican defense


A gun control bill proposed by Democratic members of the Minnesota Legislature gained two supporters from the other side. On Monday, Republican senators Scott Jensen and Paul Anderson, of Chaska and Plymouth, respectively, sided with Democrats on legislation that would expand background checks and make the reporting of lost and stolen guns a requirement. These series of events follow increasing tension and debate on gun control after the Florida shooting in February. While this support comes as a positive surprise for the Democrats, it might not matter; the GOP controls the Minnesota Legislature and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka stated his firm opposition to the bill, saying lawmakers have “no time to waste on bills that don’t work.”

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