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Sen. Julianne Ortman of Chanhassen testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The committee planned to later discuss her gun control plan. (Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey)

Background checks key in Minnesota gun debate

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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.

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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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