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Minnesota scores low in gun control group’s scorecard

Minnesota has weak gun control laws, says a national group.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says Minnesota’s laws “help feed the the illegal gun market, allow the sale of guns without background checks and put children at risk.”
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Minnesota has weak gun control laws, says a national group.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says Minnesota’s laws “help feed the the illegal gun market, allow the sale of guns without background checks and put children at risk.”

The group gives Minnesota only 11 points out of 100 in a checklist of laws. That ties us for 23rd among the 50 states.

We do get passing grades on holding gun owners accountable for leaving guns accessible to kids and for giving cities authority to hold gun makers legally liable.

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We also have a waiting period on gun sales, limitations on “junk” handguns — Saturday night specials — but on many other possible laws, like a ban on assault weapons and limitations on large-capacity ammunition magazines, we don’t fit their bill.