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Historic gun safety measures signed into law

Legislation includes

additional $113.3 million to

fight violent crime

Governor Tim Walz signed historic gun safety measures into law on May 19 including universal background checks and a red flag law that allows law enforcement to intervene when someone is at high risk of injuring themselves or others with a firearm.

Historic gun safety and violent crime prevention measures in Chapter 52, Senate File 2909 include:

Universal Background Checks

The bill requires a background check for private party transfers of pistols and semiautomatic weapons. A background check is not required for a private transfer of a hunting rifle or between immediate family members. . .



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