The framework of a gun safety agreement U-S Senate leaders announced over the weekend is getting mixed reviews from the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus. Spokesman Rob Doar says they’re glad for finally a focus on areas everyone can agree on, such as school security and mental health resources — but questions any “red flag” orders that treat the firearm as the issue instead of helping the individual. “Any type of red flag orders that just go in and take firearms without addressing the individual that’s in crisis we would likely oppose,” Doar says.
The Senate proposal also includes more time for authorities to do background checks on prospective gun buyers under age 21. Doar says his group is worried that “lawful gun owners could get caught up in the middle of it.”