The Minnesota Senate passed a bill last week to revise the current version of Minnesota’s gun laws. This bill makes relatively minor changes to Minnesota’s gun laws in comparison to the much more controversial bill proposed earlier this year that included restrictions on certain firearms and magazine capacities.
The bill allows officials to gain access to more information on applicants by updating national and state records as it relates to mental illness and minor criminal convictions. The revised bill does not expand background checks, place greater restrictions on magazine capacities, or expand the scope of crimes that prohibit individuals from purchasing firearms.
Coley Grostyan is a Minneapolis firearm attorney who regularly represents and advises individuals on federal and state gun laws in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs, and throughout the State of Minnesota.