Minnesota House committee advances background check bill

On a 9-7 vote, Democrats on the House Public Safety committee advanced a bill requiring background checks on most gun sales and transfers Wednesday night.

It has one more committee stop before DFLers can get it to the House floor.

Next up is a bill allowing police to seize guns from people deemed by a judge to pose a threat to themselves or others.

That bill is unlikely to pass before the midnight cut-off, when the committee must quit and return tomorrow.