Minnesota Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Bipartisan Push to Require Background Checks on All Minnesota Gun Sales
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the announcement of bipartisan legislation that would require crimibackground checks on all Minnesota gun sales and require gun owners to report when guns are lost or stolen. The introduction of the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Matt Little (DFL-Lakeville), Sen. Scott Jensen (R-Chaska), Sen. Paul Anderson (R-Plymouth) and Sen. Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury), was announced at a press conference this morning.
Laws requiring gun owners to report lost and stolen guns protect public safety and support enforcement of strong background check laws.
STATEMENT FROM ERIN ZAMOFF, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE MINNESOTA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Today in Minnesota, it’s far too easy to get a gun with no questions asked. This has to change. Wide majorities of Republicans and Democrats support requiring background checks on all gun sales, and we’re thrilled to see lawmakers from both parties standing up for this common-sense public safety measure. We’ll be doing everything we can to make sure our elected officials enact the sensible policies announced today.”
Did you know?
Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund