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Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance President Joseph Olson, also a law professor at Hamline University, discusses gun legislation before a Senate committee Friday at the state Capitol. Danielle Killey | Forum News Service

State lawmakers propose gun access restrictions

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ST. PAUL - Criminals would have a harder time getting guns and law enforcement would have more control over weapons permits in legislative efforts aimed at curbing Minnesota gun violence.


A bill by state Sen. Richard Cohen, DFL-St. Paul, would make it easier for law enforcement to deny firearms permits based on the likelihood of the applicant being a danger to themselves or the public. Those denied could appeal the decision to a court.

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