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Domestic abuse gun ban OK'd in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL -- A bill to take guns away from domestic abusers is headed to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to become law.

The House unanimously passed the final version of the measure Tuesday.

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The bill orders that guns be taken away from those convicted of domestic abuse and a judge may order them removed before a conviction. However, gun ownership does not change hands and there are ways the person can get his guns back.

A related bill also is headed to Dayton. It establishes a pilot project to use global positioning system tracking of some domestic offenders.

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