House Democrats move forward bill banning no-knock warrants during Amir Locke’s funeral
As Amir Locke’s funeral was underway in north Minneapolis Thursday, House Democrats at the state Legislature moved forward with a bill over Republican opposition that would ban no-knock warrants in most situations — including the one that resulted in Locke’s death earlier this month.
Guns rights activists said many gun owners would have responded to an unexpected intrusion just like Locke.
“Locke did what many of us might do in the same confusing circumstances, he reached for a legal means of self-defense while he sought to understand what was happening,” said Rob Doar, a lobbyist for the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, shortly after Locke’s killing.
Doar was scheduled to testify before the committee on Thursday but was at Locke’s funeral, where members of Locke’s family were watching the hearing remotely, Hollins said.
Source: Minnesota Reformer