Yesterday, the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee passed an anti-gun bill that will criminalize the private transfer of handguns and certain semi-automatic rifles at gun shows.  House File 285, introduced by state Representative John Lesch (DFL-66B), passed by a 10 to 8 vote after being amended with the ban on private sales.  House File 285 will be ready for final approval on the floor of the state House of Representatives after their Easter recess return on Tuesday, April 2.

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