Minnesota lawmakers are recommending far-reaching updates to State Capitol security, but they are stopping short of banning guns inside the Capitol and surrounding buildings. Minnesota is one of only 14 states to allow legal permit holders to carry guns inside the Capitol building. Permit holders are allowed to carry in the Capitol and surrounding buildings if they notify the State Department of Public Safety of their intention.
A House panel will finally cast a vote on legislation revising the state’s gun laws.
An unexpected twist came Wednesday in the efforts at the Capitol to curb gun violence. A majority of the House is now backing a new plan to modestly revise the state’s gun laws.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says a proposal to require background checks on all firearm purchases probably lacks support to become Minnesota law.
Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen said Monday that the state could lose thousands of medical technology jobs if a new tax on medical devices goes into effect.
A Minnesota lawmaker introduced a bill Monday to ban guns at the State Capitol complex, and consider the use of metal detectors at some building entrances.