Two Republican Senators Cross Aisle To Join Democrats On Gun Bill

would expand background checks and require reporting of lost or stolen guns
Sen. Scott Jensen & Sen. Paul Anderson

 

 

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two Republican senators are getting behind efforts to expand background checks on gun sales at the Minnesota Legislature.

Sen. Scott Jensen of Chaska joined several Democrats by backing a bill that would expand background checks and require reporting of lost or stolen guns.

Fellow GOP Sen. Paul Anderson of Plymouth also backed the legislation.

But that Republican support may not be enough to break through in the GOP-controlled Legislature.

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says lawmakers have “no time to waste on ideas that don’t work.”

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