Minnesota Legislature-Status

The Minnesota State Capitol is shown on Friday, March 5, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn., as the Legislature negotiates the big budget bills of the session with only two full weeks left before the adjournment deadline of Monday, May 22. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the Minnesota Senate said they were confident that their one-vote majority would hold firm Friday when the chamber took up the final version of a broad public safety budget bill that contains two contentious gun control measures.

The proposals include a “red flag law” that would allow authorities to ask courts for “extreme risk protection orders” to temporarily take guns away from people deemed to be an imminent threat to others or themselves. The bill also contains expanded background checks for gun transfers.

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