New Gun Laws Get Final Approval In MN House, Bills Heads to Gov. Walz

ST. PAUL —  Minnesota’s House of Representatives has passed a public safety bill that includes several gun control provisions.

The final vote was 69-63 in the Democrat-controlled chamber.

The bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 34-33 on Friday.

Democrats hold a one-vote majority in that chamber.

The bill is now headed to Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, to be signed into law.

Democrats added language during conference committee that includes a controversial “red flag law” as well as a ban on no-knock warrants barring specific circumstances.

The bill also includes expanded background checks.

Republicans were upset at their voices being shut out of shaping the final version of the bill.

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