Legislation intended to allow school districts to bond for security equipment, research trauma resulting from gun violence, and require background checks on all firearm transfers was introduced this week in the Minnesota Senate, but a Mankato Democrat doesn’t believe they have a chance at ever being heard in his chamber.

Mankato State Representative Jack Considine says his bill to close a loophole in current law was among many that have been tabled.

Other bills that have been tabled include allowing gun violence protection orders that would allow the court to remove someone’s weapons if they are having a mental health crisis, and another that would require background checks for all gun transfers.