Republicans in the Minnesota House as they move forward with a state public safety budget bill have left out two controversial provisions — what’s called “Stand Your Ground” which changes self-defense laws, and a measure eliminating the requirement for concealed-carry permits. Vernon Center Republican Tony Cornish says they wanted a public safety omnibus bill that the governor would be interested in signing. He says, “If we have a gun bill this year, it’ll probably be traveling on its own instead of in an omnibus bill.”
Cornish contends prospects are good for at least one of the gun-related provisions. Others predict Governor Mark Dayton would not sign either.