ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota House Public Safety Committee voted Thursday to approve a "red flag" gun control bill, which allows police to seize guns from people deemed by a judge to pose a threat to themselves and others.
The committee voted 10-7 to approve the measure.
The same committee advanced their plan to require background checks on most gun sales and transfers in Minnesota during a late-night vote Wednesday. The measure passed along party lines, 9-7.
The two bills are top priorities for House Democrats, who took control of the chamber this year after winning several seats in suburban districts while advocating for tougher gun restrictions. Both measures will face opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate.
NEW: House Public Safety committee votes 10-7 to approve the "red flag" gun control bill, which allows police to seize guns from people deemed by a court to pose a threat.— Theo Keith (@TheoKeith) February 28, 2019
The same committee OK'd universal background checks yesterday. #mnleg