Cornish's self-defense bill under fire

Cornish's self-defense bill under fire

There are 3 comments on the The Mankato Free Press story from May 12, 2011, titled Cornish's self-defense bill under fire. In it, The Mankato Free Press reports that:

Tony Cornish's legislation to give Minnesotans more leeway to pull the trigger when facing perceived threats on their property was harshly criticized Thursday by the police chiefs of the state's two largest cities, two metro prosecutors and a former police chief-turned-senator. Democratic Sen.

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New Ulm, MN

#1 May 13, 2011
I simply don’t understand WHY this is even something that’s being debated. Having always been a gun advocate and a supporter of self-defense I just don’t see the need to alter what we have now in terms of law. If someone breaks into your home and you feel that you or your family’s lives are in danger SHOOT! If someone is in your yard, garage, porch… call police and keep your gun handy till they arrive! Adding to this law will only confuse people that shouldn’t be running around their yard with guns. The people with common sense are safe the way we are in my opinion. If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it!

If Cornish wanted to work on something productive why not work on a law that would increase the penalty for killing someone when you choose to drink and drive? A good example of this would be the recent case of John R. Peterson who received 4 years and 2 months for the death of Kandyce Stoffel. Something just seems wrong with the system there…BUT by all means Cornish lets worry about shooting people in our yard!
Arch on larch

Minneapolis, MN

#2 May 15, 2011
The Mayors personal hunting dawg we call a police cheif does not spend time running through dark back yards, The cheifs spend their time on the rug by the mayors desk "Fetching" for his master.

The rank and file policemen that today run through dark back yars will be in no more danger after this legislation is passed than before.

Citizens should always be trusted with their freedom and good sense, Like the citizens that now have conceal and Carry permits, The same Mayors and police cheif lap dogs spread the same scare tactic about the CCl. It never happened and there is not an incident of a citizen with a CCl abusing their freedom. The liberal mayors should start showing the same concern for innocent citizens as they do their criminal constituents. Then they can oppose freedoms belonging to all citizens of good characther.

Saint Joseph, MN

#3 May 15, 2011
The politicians better watch out when they are campaigning . These people are more dangerous and threatening to the homeowner than anyone else. I have guns.

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