Minnesota Democrats poised to revive gun control
Rob Doar, senior vice president of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, has concerns about both bills. He said the expanded background checks could “create tremendous burdens for law-abiding gun owners.”
As for the red-flag protective orders, Doar said the Gun Owners Caucus would oppose any version of the proposal that does not give adequate due process to the accused.
“If there was at least an adversarial process where the person who’s being accused has the opportunity to defend themselves prior to their property being seized, that’s at least something that we would be able to understand,” he said.
Doar and Nash said they hope Democrats will consider other gun violence prevention proposals, such as stricter penalties for those who commit crimes involving guns and for straw purchasers who buy guns on behalf of people who cannot legally purchase the weapons themselves.