ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill restricting gun possession rights for people convicted of domestic abuse and those subject to restraining orders.
The measure was among 19 bills signed by Dayton Friday.READ MORE: Driver Hits Man During Cloquet Road Rage Incident, Police Say
The bill requires people convicted of child or domestic abuse to give up their firearms permanently. A person subject to an order of protection could regain right of possession when an order expires unless a judge extends the order.READ MORE: St. Paul Students Plan Walkout, Demand Better COVID-19 Safety Precautions
It’s rare for Minnesota to tighten gun laws. Advocates cited statistics they said showed the chances of an abuse victim dying due to domestic violence rise when a gun is present.MORE NEWS: COVID In Minnesota: 11,000 Deaths Tallied In MN, Positivity Rate Climbs To 22.2%
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