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Gun Hearings Continue at Minnesota Capitol

Posted at: 02/06/2013 6:24 PM
By: Laura Lee

(ABC 6 News) --From military style weapons to large capacity clips, the debate over what, if any changes, to our state gun laws continues at the capitol Wednesday.

The Minnesota legislature will consider a wide range of gun control proposals this week.  Many people are attending the hearings, even overflow rooms have been needed.

After first addressing mental health and background checks, the focus shifts to the actual style of weapons and accessories Wednesday.

A full out ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons and a limit on ammunition clips to 10 rounds is what's being discussed.
     
One woman for stricter gun control read a letter written by a Minnesota grandmother of a Sandy Hook Shooting Survivor.

"She heard the bushmaster rifle shots as she left, what a horrible experience for a child to bear, when her parents heard of the tragedy there was a 45 minute period where they didn't know if their child was alive or dead."

Those who are opposed to banning these types of weapons say current laws aren't enforced and if new laws are created, they don't see that changing either.

Lawmakers are looking to learn from the public and experts during these hearings, no votes are expected to be taken on any of the measures.