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House Democrats pass gun-control provisions in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL, MN -- A pair of controversial gun-control provisions won approval by the Democratic-controlled House in Minnesota.

In a late-night hearing, the two made it through in a broad public-safety bill that passed 70-64, largely along party lines.

One provision would expand criminal background checks for gun purchases.

The other is the so-called "red flag" law, which would allow law enforcement to temporarily confiscate guns from people deemed a risk to themselves or others.

The two provisions were included in a larger omnibus bill by House Democrats, rather than stand-alone bills.

Leadership amongst Senate Republicans have said they won't hold a hearing on bills that contain gun-control measures, unless they are stand-alone bills.

Reporter Anthony Matt

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