St. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith speaks in opposition to a bill in the Minnesota Legislature that would expand people's rights to use deadly force to defend themselves, on Thursday, May 12, 2011, in... more 
St. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith speaks in opposition to a bill in the Minnesota Legislature that would expand people's rights to use deadly force to defend themselves, on Thursday, May 12, 2011, in St. Paul, Minn. Behind him from left are, Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman, Plymouth Deputy Chief Dan Plekkenpol, Metro Transit Deputy Chief A.J. Olson, Plymouth Police Chief Mike Goldstein and Metro Transit Chief Dave Indrehus. Opponents contend the bill will put police officers at an increased risk of being shot by gun owners who believe their safety is threatened. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Star Tribune, Glenn Stubbe
Thu, May 12, 2011 5:07 PM EDT