A Minnesota man told police he feared two teenagers breaking into his home had a weapon when he shot and killed them on Thanksgiving Day.
Rep. Tony Cornish is a former police chief. But he differs with many former and current police chiefs when it comes to the “Castle Doctrine,” the measure that allows homeowners to use deadly force to defend their property.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton hasn’t said whether he will sign or veto a controversial bill expanding the rights of gun owners to shoot in self-defense.
The Minnesota Legislature opens hearings on a bill Thursday expanding the right of Minnesotans to use deadly force against intruders in their home, sometimes called the “Castle Doctrine.”