Mpls mayor pushes for background checks

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and other mayors from cities around the country are featured in a new public service announcement released today by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The minute-and-a-half long video is part of the group’s latest push for new gun laws, including universal background checks and bans on high capacity ammunition magazines.

A handful of national polls — as well as a local survey — show widespread public support for universal background checks. However, as MPR News’ Tom Scheck reported this week, some elected officials at the Capitol – both Democrat and Republican — aren’t crazy about passing a law requiring background checks for most private firearms sales.

Stay tuned. More political gun battles are yet to come.

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