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Dayton vetoes Hoffman's gun bill

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Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill sponsored by Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, that sought to expand the use of weapons in self-defense.

In a letter to Kurt Zellers, Speaker of the House, Dayton cited law enforcement and public organi-zations' opposition to the bill as main motives behind his veto.

"When they strongly oppose a measure, because they believe it will increase the dangers to them in the performance of their duties, I cannot support it," he wrote.

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