Minnesota Sheriffs issued more than 30,000 gun permits last year — that’s 10,000 more than the year before.
Applications for gun permits were up 54 percent from last year over the first four months of 2012, according to a report released Monday by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.
A bill that would expand the state’s law on the use of deadly force in cases of self-defense has passed a House public safety committee on a 10-7 vote.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he doesn’t want to get rid of state permits that provide “reasonable” background checks for gun buyers.