The mass shooting in Virginia — the second in four days in the U-S — has renewed some Democrats’ push at the Minnesota Legislature for universal background checks, a “red flag” law and other anti-gun-violence measures. Shoreview Representative Kelly Moller, incoming chair of the House Public Safety Committee, notes Florida passed a red flag law after Parkland:
“I really hope that we can kind of facilitate some conversations with some of those states that have passed those bills, and perhaps even bring some of the Republican colleagues on board.”
But Rob Doar with the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus says Democrats have narrow majorities in both the House and Senate, and…
“Greater Minnesota Democrats… may not prove as eager to pass these types of gun-control measures.”
Doar adds the state of Virginia has universal background checks and a “red flag” law, which didn’t prevent the mass shooting.