Despite veto threat, Minnesota Gov. approves bill that legalizes use of gun suppressors

Adam Uren for BringMeTheNews.com reports:

Despite previously suggesting he would veto it, Gov. Mark Dayton today passed a public safety bill that includes legalizing the use of firearm suppressors in Minnesota.

The measure was one of four bills the governor signed Friday, put forward by the Senate and House as part of the state’s $41 billion budget. They cover public safety and judiciary finance, higher education, health and human services, and transportation finance, his office confirmed.

Just a month ago, Dayton vowed to veto any bill crossing his desk that legalizes the use of suppressors in the state, saying: “To allow gunshots to be silenced increases the danger to law enforcement officers, and to innocent bystanders.”

But the Pioneer Press reports the final bill passed by the House and Senate following his comments featured “scaled back language” that he was willing to accept.

This is a great victory for gun rights in Minnesota!



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