STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN National Wild Turkey Federation CEO weighs in on gun control debate
The head of the National Wild Turkey Federation has issued a letter supporting the role of hunters in the debate about gun control thats currently brewing in Congress.
George C. Thornton, CEO of the ... Posted on 1/25/13 at 4:00 PM
When the U.S. Senate began a hearing Tuesday on whether Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones should head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, senators critical of his nomination went after him.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday signed a bill allowing county attorneys and assistant county attorneys to carry firearms on duty as long as they have a valid permit. County attorneys can impose restrictions in their respective offices.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says his office has been getting up to 300 applications daily from people wanting a permit to carry a concealed weapon. He says most are coming from counties within the oil patch and many of the inquiries are from women.
The state Senate voted 53-10 on Thursday for the measure, which previously passed the House with little dissent. It now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton. The bill gained steam after Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell was shot and wounded in December last year by a man he had successfully prosecuted.
A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to two years in prison for smuggling parts of AK-47 rifles from the U.S. to Paraguay — disguised in a box that was said to contain T-shirts. Thirty-year-old Fabian Lojano-Lojano pleaded guilty last October in federal court to one count of smuggling goods from the United States.
An executive sentenced to 10 years probation after pleading guilty to theft is now set to be the government's star witness against the man he says was his accomplice, one-time Glock attorney Paul Jannuzzo.
The firearms bill would exempt county attorneys from a statute that prohibits local government employees from carrying firearms. The other bill adds prosecutors to a list of protected occupations under the state's first-degree murder statute.
The growing appetite for guns appears to be a trend statewide. Last year, the FBI received from North Dakota 29.6 percent more requests for the criminal background checks required for gun purchases than in 2010.
Keith Brian Donnell, 48, Red Lake, Minn., made his initial appearance Wednesday in federal court in Minneapolis on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.
A notice in the Sunday newspaper prompted North Dakota’s attorney general to revoke the licenses of three instructors who allegedly offered classes for North Dakota concealed weapons permits in Minnesota.
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