Rep. Pinto presents HF8 2/27/20


MONTH.>>I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTED PINTO TO DESCRIBE THE BILL.>>THANK YOU MADAM SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. MEMBERS I DON’T THINK THAT THERE WOULD BE ANY SURPRISE TO ANY MEMBER OF THIS THAT ARE NATION IS QUITE UNUSUAL IN THE RATE AT WHICH WE LOSE OUR RESIDENTS TO FIREARMS RATE OF DEATH THAT EQUALS SOME COUNTRIES THAT ARE EVEN AT WAR AND MUCH HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY WOULD WISH TO COMPARE OURSELVES MEMBERS THAT’S A IT IS ALSO REALITY THAT. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS OF MANY PEOPLE IN THIS CHAMBER AND USE GUNS RESPONSIBLY FOR HUNTING FOR SPORT. AS A HOBBY. NUMBERS THAT WE CAN DO MORE TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHOWN THEMSELVES TO BE DANGEROUS. WHILE STILL UPHOLDING THE RIGHTS OF THOSE MANY MANY MINNESOTANS WHO USE FIREARMS RESPONSIBLY WE CAN DO BOTH. WE ARE BEING CALLED BY THE RESIDENTS OF MINNESOTA TO DO BOTH. WE MUST DO BOTH. AND THE BILLS BEFORE US TODAY HOUSE FILES 8 HOUSE FOUND LINE. THEY ARE STEPS TO HELP KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHOWN THEMSELVES TO BE DANGEROUS. SO THE FIRST BILL UP TODAY HOUSE FILE 8. WOULD REQUIRE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. ON A GREATER NUMBER OF SALES AND TRANSFERS OF FIREARMS AND I DO AND I KNOW WE HAVE A NUMBER OF AMENDMENTS WILL BE GOING THROUGH BUT I WANT TO TAKE JUST A MINUTE IF I CAN TO JUST MAKE SURE WE’RE VERY CLEAR ABOUT THE MECHANICS OF THIS BILL BECAUSE RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE DECIDED AS A STATE THAT CERTAIN PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO POSSESS FIREARMS THEY’VE SHOWN THAT THEY ARE A GREAT DANGER IN DOING SO. INCLUDED AMONG THAT GROUP ARE VIOLENT FELONS FELONS HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME OF VIOLENCE. THERE ARE OTHERS AS WELL. AND WE ALREADY HAVE BACKGROUND CHECKS ON SALES FROM SOME KINDS OF SELLERS; SOME PEOPLE WHEN THE BELOVED WHEN A GUN IS HANDED OVER TO OTHERS. THERE IS A BACKGROUND CHECK THAT APPLIES THOSE PEOPLE ARE DEALERS FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSEES. BUT THERE’S ANOTHER SET OF PEOPLE FOR WHOM THERE’S NOT THAT REQUIREMENT TO PRIVATE SELLERS. PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT DEALERS. ALL THIS BILL DOES HIS REQUIRE THAT THERE BE A BACKGROUND CHECK DONE IN THE FORM OF A PERMIT TO PURCHASE A PERMIT TO CARRY. WHEN A GUN CHANGES HANDS FROM A PRIVATE SELLER AND TO HAVE THAT PURSE THEN VERIFY THAT THE PERSON RECEIVING A GUN IS NOT THEMSELVES A VIOLENT FELON. A SELLER AND THE BUYER WOULD HAVE TO KEEP A RECORD OF THE TRANSFER. IF THERE WERE A LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE. IF THAT SITUATION OCCURRED AND THERE ARE MANY MANY EXCEPTIONS IN THE BILL FOR THE TRANSFERS. AMONG MEDIA FAMILY MEMBERS OF COURSE OF PEOPLE ARE OUT HUNTING AT THE RANGE AND A NUMBER OF OTHER EXCEPTIONS AS WELL. SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS WE HAVE THE DISCUSSION OVER THE NEXT LITTLE WHILE THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE BILL THAT IS ACTUALLY IN FRONT OF US AND THE PROPOSALS ACTUALLY IN FRONT OF US WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MINNESOTA POLICE CHIEFS AND SHERIFFS AND COUNTY ATTORNEYS. AND OUR FRONTLINE POLICE OFFICERS; THESE ARE PROGRAMS AND THEY SAID THIS IS A PROPOSAL THAT IS IN USE IN STATES ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY WHERE IT IS KEEPING THE RESIDENTS OF THOSE STATES SAFER AND WORKING QUITE WELL. HIS NUMBERS WILL GET A CHANCE TO TALK QUITE A BIT BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS WE DO

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