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Amnesty International USA Applauds Minnesota’s New Common-Sense Gun Legislation

May 17, 2023

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Responding to the Minnesota State Legislature passing historic gun safety legislation, Ernest Coverson, director of gun violence prevention at Amnesty International USA, said: 

“The Minnesota legislature has taken great steps in addressing gun violence. This piece of legislation will expand background checks to private gun transfers and implement a ‘red flag’ law authorizing extreme risk protection orders.”

“We thank Minnesotans for going beyond thoughts and prayers. Now, we need other states and the U.S. Congress to follow Minnesota’s lead.” 

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