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DFLers set course on gun control bills

Measures set for Feb. 21-22 airing; rural lawmakers seen as key for support

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Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013 11:45 pm

ST. PAUL (AP) — After three days of emotionally charged hearings on Minnesota’s gun laws, Democratic leaders are planning their next steps on possible gun control measures.

Hundreds of people packed the Capitol this week, spilling into several overflow rooms, for almost 15 hours of hearings on about a dozen different bills. Lawmakers heard testimony on proposals that would tighten background checks, toughen penalties for felons caught with guns and ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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