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Rep. Dan Schoen listens as lawmakers debate his bill to keep guns from untreated mentally ill people. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau

Schoen bill part of legislative gun debate

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Rep. Dan Schoen has entered the gun debate at the Minnesota Capitol as he proposes using law enforcement information to possibly limit gun permits to people with untreated severe mental illness.

"This is not about trying to prevent them from getting it," Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, said of someone with a severe mental illness who seeks a gun permit. "This is about making sure they're safe when they do."

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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