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Minn. House bill would let prosecutors carry guns on the job


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state House committee has passed a bill that would let county attorneys carry guns on the job.

The House Public Safety Committee's vote Thursday comes a month after the courthouse shooting of Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell (SCAN'-el) by a man he prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct. Scannell attended the hearing and testified in favor of a separate bill, which also passed, to enhance criminal penalties for assaulting or killing a prosecutor.

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