Police Opposition To MN Gun Bill Doesn’t Worry Author

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Senator Gretchen Hoffman

Click photo to hear about "shoot first" bill and why Senator Gretchen Hoffman says police shouldn't be worried.

Click photo to hear about "shoot first" bill and why Senator Gretchen Hoffman says police shouldn't be worried.

As the Minnesota Senate debates a bill that would loosen restrictions on when people can fire a gun, police officers tell the media why they oppose the measure. They fear that it might legalize the murder of children who sneak into a yard and might pose a threat to officers who operate in a stealth mode.

Bill author Senator Gretchen Hoffman (R-Vergas) says she disagrees with the police. “There are many protections in statute already for law enforcement. We’re not changing any of that,” said Senator Hoffman. “If law enforcement is legally, lawfully carrying out their duty you can’t shoot at them. And this bill won’t change that.”

Michael McIntee

Michael McIntee is a former network TV news executive with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience. He began his broadcasting career at the University of Minnesota's student radio station. He is an expert producer, writer, video editor who has a fondness for new technology but denies that he is a geek. More about Michael McIntee »

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