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Sen. Ron Latz of St. Louis Park looks on Thursday during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey

Background checks key in debate over gun control in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL — Universal background checks for gun buyers remain a major focus of debate as Minnesota lawmakers moved forward Thursday with a gun control plan.


The Senate Judiciary Committee approved 5-3 a proposal that includes checks for all firearms purchases.

Background checks on gun purchasers are not required for private sales, which some say is a dangerous loophole.

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