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Dayton vetoes bill expanding deadly force

The measure would have expanded the rights of gun owners to shoot threatening intruders. In his veto message, Governor Mark Dayton cited the opposition of law enforcement groups and wrote that their concerns must be honored.
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The measure would have expanded the rights of gun owners to shoot threatening intruders. In his veto message, Governor Mark Dayton cited the opposition of law enforcement groups and wrote that their concerns must be honored.

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