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Rep. Michael Paymar of St. Paul talks Tuesday about his proposal to reduce gun violence in Minnesota. Forum News Service photo

Agreement expands background checks only to gun shows in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL — Gun control backers have given up controversial proposals in an effort to pass some measures aimed at curbing gun violence in Minnesota.

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The House Public Safety Committee chairman dropped a plan to expand background checks to virtually all gun sales that was set for a vote Tuesday evening. He said there is a new agreement that will include only checks for purchases at gun shows.

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