MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Feb. 2, 2021) – A bill introduced in the Minnesota House would ban state and local law enforcement agencies from acquiring military equipment from one major federal program. A coalition of 11 Democrats introduced House Bill 487 (HF487) on Jan. 28. The legislation would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies in Minnesota from acquiring “military-grade weapons” from the federal 1033 program. HF487 defines military-grade weapons as “militarily equipped vehicles and aircraft, weapons and other objects designed to primarily have a military purpose or offensive capability, and ammunition.” https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/02/minnesota-bill-would-end-state-participation-in-federal-police-militarization-program/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=e4e8f3b71bf94b98c4f67226c3df8601f57d7e4e-1612703649-0-