"Drake, a Republican, says the idea came to him after having a conversation with a constituent at a Waffle House"
OK can we avoid basing legislation on conversations in Waffle House please...
The story says the animal posed no threat to his personal well-being at the time he shot it. the dog had been aggressive toward him and coworkers in the past.
did you read the article? he didn't show a badge and ran away, obviously not actually an officer.