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Deadly force bill now on fast track to Gov. Dayton

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill that would allow citizens more freedom to use deadly force is now on a fast track to Gov. Mark Dayton.

The Senate passed the bill Thursday with bipartisan support in a 40-23 vote after heated debate.

The bill creates a presumption that anyone who uses deadly force while in a home or dwelling does so believing themselves in danger of harm or death. It expands the definition of dwelling to also mean a hotel room, tent, car or boat.

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