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September 18, 2013
Probe finds 'vast illegal' US gun market
NEW YORK - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization released a report on Wednesday suggesting it is easy for a person with a criminal record to get around background-check rules and purchase a gun over the Internet. The report focused on the website...
nation and world / news
September 18, 2013 - 9:00pm
September 5, 2013
Local gun control group puts pressure on Heitkamp
FARGO -- Local representatives of a national gun control group are putting pressure on North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to support expanding background checks. Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America delivered a petition with 61 North Dakota signatures to Heitkamp's...
September 5, 2013 - 7:39am
NRA opens Midwest museum showing nearly 1,000 firearms
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Rifle Association has opened an elaborate museum in the American Midwest, displaying nearly 1,000 firearms, including those used by French Emperor Napoleon and Hollywood cowboy star John Wayne, along with subtle reminders of the campaign for the right...
nation and world / news
August 5, 2013 - 12:00am
July 30, 2013
Both sides of gun issue show up at Fargo rally
FARGO -- The sister of a teacher who was shot and killed in her classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School spoke Monday about the need for universal background checks for gun sales. "Gun violence knows no bounds," said Carlee Soto. While background checks won't prevent all shootings,...
July 30, 2013 - 7:25am
July 24, 2013
Gun control group to hold event
FARGO -- A pro-gun control group of mayors started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has scheduled an event in Fargo on Monday, but Bloomberg himself is not expected to attend. Neither is Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker, who said he's gotten nothing but flak from the tri-state...
July 24, 2013 - 7:26am
July 7, 2013
'Unleash hell!' | Firing a Gatling gun at Fort Seward (Video)
Keith Norman and Dale Marks, re-enactors at Fort Seward in Jamestown, N.D., fire a Gatling gun Saturday. The gun belongs to Chuck Keller of Bismarck, who gave the pair orders. They also fired a small howitzer during the demonstration.
July 7, 2013 - 2:14pm
July 5, 2013
Giffords takes gun-control message to Fargo
FARGO -- Supporters here of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, say the couple offer a middle-ground approach to gun regulation even a blood-red state like North Dakota can get behind. About 100 supporters of the couple crammed into Fargo's...
July 5, 2013 - 7:49am
June 10, 2013
NRA urges members to thank Heitkamp gun vote
FARGO -- North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp may have upset fellow Democrats when she didn't support gun control measures this past April, but that decision bought her points with the National Rifle Association. The group recently sent a mailer to all of its North Dakota members urging...
June 10, 2013 - 7:03am
May 17, 2013
Number of concealed carry
DICKINSON, N.D. -- If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then, in the case of weapons in North Dakota, less than $100 paid for a concealed carry permit is worth a $2,000 fine, a year in prison or both. Well, it's definitely the cheaper of the two. The number of permits...
May 17, 2013 - 7:45am
May 9, 2013
South Dakota teen shot in head returns to school
BRITTON, S.D. (AP) -- A northeastern South Dakota teenager who authorities say suffered a head wound in an accidental shooting is back in school. Seventeen-year-old Brody Heitmann was shot May 1 in the Britton-Hecla High School parking lot in Britton. The American News reports that...
May 9, 2013 - 9:57am
May 8, 2013
Letter to the editor: All gun sales should require getting a background check
I was surprised the universal background check bill did not pass the Senate as it would help to reduce gun violence, and, if passed, would be the foundation for further legislation. I support this bill. Republicans have put emphasis on the mental health aspect of curbing gun violence,...
letters / opinion
May 8, 2013 - 7:36am
May 3, 2013
Fresh off victory, NRA holds convention in Houston
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Fresh off a huge victory over President Barack Obama on gun control, the National Rifle Association is gathering in Houston for its annual convention. Organizers for the powerful gun rights lobby anticipate a rollicking, Texas-sized party to celebrate the victory...
nation and world / news
May 3, 2013 - 11:30am
Letter to the editor: Times have changed and new gun laws are needed
The Sun ran an ad in the April 24 edition on page A9, paid for by the Progressive Change Committee, which included my name. I have gotten two telephone calls at my home asking me about what PCC means to say in this ad. I would like to clarify for the community what I mean by putting...
letters / opinion
May 3, 2013 - 5:44am
April 19, 2013
Vote on guns puts Heitkamp in national spotlight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Heidi Heitkamp eked out a North Dakota Senate race decided by less than 3,000 votes last year, one topic that rarely came up was gun rights. Now that Heitkamp is a freshman senator in Washington, an issue that once hardly registered has quickly become a defining...
April 19, 2013 - 4:33pm
Heitkamp defends vote: U.S. senator: 'I have an obligation to listen to N.D.'
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., believes she did right by the majority of North Dakotans when she voted against extended background checks for gun buyers during a Senate vote Wednesday. That didn't stop the Peace Garden State's junior senator and most visible Democrat...
April 19, 2013 - 6:22am