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Minnestoa officer-involved shooting sparks national outrage

Posted at 9:04 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 22:06:56-04

An officer-involved shooting in Minnesota has sparked outraged from around the nation. 

A man was shot and killed during a traffic stop, after he told police he had a gun.

The man's family says he was carrying that firearm- legally. 

For concealed handgun permit holders-- instructors say they should have nothing to fear when stopped by police.
 
In Oklahoma you're required to let officers know you're a permit holder.
 
But a Minnesota family says that didn't stop their loved one from being shot.
 
"We got pulled over for a busted tail-light." Diamond Reynolds, the man's girlfriend is heard saying in a live stream video of the incident. 
 
This disturbing video broadcast on social media.
 
Diamond Reynolds says her boyfriend Philando Castile was shot moments before.
 
"He's licensed to carry. he was trying to get out his ID his wallet out of his pocket and he let the officer know that he was he had a fire arm and he was reaching for his wallet" Reynolds says in the video.
 
The police chief in Saint Anthony- a suburb of St. Paul,MN- confirmed the shooting happened but has not released many details but an officer can be heard in the video.
 
Last year alone more than 40,000 Oklahomans got their concealed carry permits.
 
Kai Mitchell, an instructor at 2A shooting center says in Oklahoma you're required to tell police at the first opportunity that you're licensed and armed... He says someone legally carrying a gun should have nothing to fear but says some officers still may be on edge.
 
If I happen to have an officer who is transferred in from a less gun-friendly state, his training may be a little bit more strict and how he interacts with firearms." say Mitchell. "And again I'm just not looking to put him on edge so I like to use softer words like "licensed and carrying" versus 'gun or firearm'." 
 
It's unclear what happened in the moments before this shooting... But the Minnesota governor is calling on the Justice Department to investigate
 
Based on that We the People Oklahoma is asking local law enforcement to look over their own policies to help make ensure the public is safe.
 
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