Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he would ensure there were "no deficiencies" in reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to fully comply with President Obama's executive order unveiled earlier this week that will tighten background checks when buying a gun.
Minnesota's Department of Public Safety said the state already dumps criminal history records, domestic violence convictions and some mental health records into the federal database -- and uses those records when Minnesotans want to purchase a gun in the state.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch sent a letter to all 50 governors earlier this week asking states to cooperate with the background checks for firearms purchases.
"We'll follow up with the U.S. attorney general and find out if there are any deficiencies in the information we are providing," Dayton said, in public remarks Wednesday. "We want to be in full compliance."
Obama's executive order broadens background checks for online gun purchases and those trying to buy guns from private sellers.