ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Call it Gun Day at the Minnesota Legislature.
A House panel is planning to discuss a handful of firearm-related proposals Thursday. They include bills that would legalize gun silencers and recognize gun permits from North Dakota.READ MORE: While Reported STDs Decreased Last Year, Pandemic Disruptions Give Cause Of Uncertainty
Another bill would automatically allow gun permit owners to carry a firearm into the Capitol. Gun owners currently have to notify the state if they plan to bring a weapon inside.READ MORE: Target Announces Plan To Cut Emissions To Net-Zero In Next 2 Decades
The move to expand access is a big departure from the last time gun legislation heated up in Minnesota. Gun rights advocates packed the Capitol in 2013 as Democrats tried and failed to expand background checks after the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
Lawmakers last year banned gun possession by people subject to restraining orders or convicted of certain abuse crimes.MORE NEWS: President Biden To Discuss Agriculture In Wisconsin Next Week
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