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House votes to keep guns away from domestic abusers

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ST. PAUL -- A compromise between gun supporters and those who want to protect domestic abuse victims won overwhelming approval in the House on Wednesday as representatives voted to keep guns out of the hands of abusers.


"We know that the presence of a gun during a highly volatile situation (makes it) six times greater of that situation resulting in a homicide," Rep. Dan Schoen, D-St. Paul Park, said before representatives voted 121-15 for his bill.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.