STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER House OKs expanded protection rights
By Danielle Nordine
Weapons dominated discussion Wednesday night as the Minnesota House approved bills expanding self-defense rights, allowing county attorneys to carry weapons while on duty and incr... Posted on 2/29/12 at 7:44 PM
A bill that would expand Minnesotans’ self-defense rights was approved 40-23 Thursday night by the state Senate.
The Personal Protection Act – known by many opponents as the “shoot first” bill – extends the right to use deadly force for personal protection outside the home to any place where an individual lawfully can be, sponsor Senator Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, said.
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