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Bill Restricting Gun Possession Heads to Gov. Dayton

Updated: 05/05/2014 4:41 PM
Created: 05/05/2014 4:40 PM WDIO.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota is on the verge of restricting gun possession by people convicted of domestic abuse and those subject to restraining orders.

The Senate voted 60-4 on Monday to require people convicted of child or domestic abuse to give up their firearms permanently. A person subject to an order of protection could regain the right of possession when an order expires, though a judge could choose to extend the order.

The House passed the same bill last week. The legislation now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton, who supports the measure.

Successful moves to tighten gun restrictions have been rare in Minnesota. Last year, just a few months after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, an effort failed to expand background checks on gun purchasers.

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