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Rep. Michael Paymar of St. Paul talks Tuesday, March 19, 2013, about his proposal to reduce gun violence in Minnesota. (Forum News Service photo)

Agreement expands background checks only to gun shows in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL — Gun control backers have given up controversial proposals in an effort to pass some measures aimed at curbing gun violence in Minnesota.


The House Public Safety Committee chairman dropped a plan to expand background checks to virtually all gun sales that was set for a vote Tuesday evening. He said there is a new agreement that will include only checks for purchases at gun shows.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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