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Mandatory background checks fail in Minn. House; gun show bill still possible

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The Minnesota lawmaker who championed a bill to make criminal background checks mandatory to buy a gun concedes the effort has failed at the Capitol.

But St. Paul DFL Rep. Michael Paymar has not given up on requiring the checks at gun shows.

The Associated Press reports Paymar's new effort will also incorporate provisions contained in a different bill backed by the National Rifle Association.

Politics in Minnesota reports Paymar postponed a vote on his original bill until evening, then failed to show up for the rescheduled hearing for more than an hour. He then convened the committee only long enough to lay over a vote again, telling reporters afterwards of his plan to recast the bill.

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