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Another "Republican" gun grabber...

Via the Star Tribune: 

U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen is joining a bipartisan effort in Congress to encourage states to pass laws that let law enforcement take firearms from people determined to be a danger to themselves or others.

The measure unveiled this week is named for Jake Laird, an Indiana police officer shot to death in 2004 by a man with mental illness. Nine states including Indiana have passed some variation on the so-called “red flag” laws, and the congressional proposal would provide grants meant to incentivize other states to do so. Minnesota does not currently have such a law...

Paulsen’s office did not respond to a Star Tribune interview request. The Eden Prairie Republican, who represents large portions of suburban Hennepin and Carver counties, has generally voted with his party against stronger gun control measures, and has been the recipient of National Rifle Association campaign donations.

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