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Comment of the Day: Why Como Lake Shooter Was Charged

Matrix opened fire with a Smith & Wesson handgun similar to this one.

Matrix opened fire with a Smith & Wesson handgun similar to this one.

Yesterday, we shared the story of Matrix Lee, the 50-year-old St. Paul resident who faces two felonies for shooting at a purse snatcher in a busy Como Lake parking lot Monday.

Many readers expressed dismay that Lee, who had a carry permit, would be charged for firing his gun at a fleeing thief. Be that as it may, today's Comment of the Day explains why he was in the wrong from a legal standpoint.

Here it is:

Sounds reasonable enough, doesn't it? Or do you think either or both or the points CF mentions should be revisited by lawmakers?

Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.

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