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Panel Suggests New Rules for Minn. Capitol Guns

Updated: 01/09/2014 11:09 AM
Created: 01/09/2014 6:09 AM KSTP.com
By: Scott Theisen

Gun owners who want to legally carry weapons into the Minnesota Capitol could soon have to provide more precise information to authorities.
    
An Advisory Committee on Capitol Security voted 3-2 on Thursday to recommend a change to state law. It would require people with handgun permits to alert authorities they may be coming within a weapon at least once every five years. They would also have to supply personal data and permit data.
    
It would replace a process where notifications are valid indefinitely and little data about the gun owner is documented. It's part of a report headed to the Legislature for consideration in coming months.
    
The report also seeks to boost the presence of troopers and security guards around the Capitol complex.

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