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Minn. House Panel Votes to Strip Abusers of Guns

Created: 03/25/2014 12:51 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

A Minnesota House panel has approved a measure that would ban people convicted of domestic abuse from having guns.
    
The public safety committee approved the measure Tuesday on a voice vote. It's sponsored by Cottage Grove Democrat Dan Schoen.
    
The bill would also apply to people subject to restraining orders.
    
The bill didn't get universal support. Julie Zappa, a Grey Cloud Island woman who testified that she survived a physically abusive relationship, said the bill is misguided.
    
Zappa said a piece of paper won't keep battered women safe. She said abusers will find a way to get a gun, regardless of its legality.

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