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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) –The Minnesota Senate has approved scaled-back revisions to state gun laws that do not include an expansion of background checks for gun purchases.

The Senate approved the bill Wednesday on a 58-9 vote. The bill fills gaps in databases consulted in present gun background checks by including older court records.

Identical language was also added to a public safety finance bill.

The bill is likely to disappoint gun control activists who came into this legislative session hoping for wider restrictions on access to guns. But efforts to implement wider background checks and other new regulations ran into trouble after Democrats from rural districts refused to get on board.

Sponsor Sen. Ron Latz says he removed all controversial provisions from his bill, and it won the backing of gun rights groups. The bill awaits a House vote.

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