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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after the budget proposal from Gov. Walz included funding for implementing:
Details can be found on page 33 here.
“The governor is walking the walk,” said Erin Zamoff, volunteer leader with the Minnesota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Across party lines, the vast majority of Minnesotans support these public safety measures, and once again, the governor is showing they are a priority for him, too.”
Polling conducted in 2018 by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune found that nine in 10 Minnesotans support criminal background checks on all gun sales. Additional polling last year found 87 percent of Minnesotans support temporarily blocking a person from having guns if there are clear red flags that the person poses a threat to self or others.
The first 10 bills introduced in the Minnesota House this year included:
Background check and Red Flag bills have also been introduced in the Minnesota Senate.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs