As expected, the Minnesota House passed the Minnesota Defense of Dwelling and Person Act of 2011 on Wednesday. The bill passed by a vote of 85-47. The bill has been sent to Governor Mark Dayton for signature. After meeting with the bill’s sponsor and hearing opposition from law enforcement, Governor Dayton stated that he wait three days to decide whether to sign or veto the bill.
I previously wrote about the castle doctrine bill and how it would change Minnesotans’ ability to use deadly force to defend themselves here.