Minnesota Gun Control Bill Dies 20 Mar 13

A gun control law that would require universal background checks on nearly all gun purchases in Minnesota was taken off the table by its author on Tuesday because it didn’t gather enough support. The bill faced stiff opposition from Republicans and the National Rifle Association, who argue it would infringe upon a constitutional right. The withdrawal of the bill came the same day that Democrats in the US Senate announced they would drop an attempt to ban all military-style semiautomatic weapons.