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Kevin Cramer, surrounded by family and supporters, accepts the ND Republican endorsement for the US Senate Saturday, April 7, at the ND Republican convention. (Eric Hylden / Forum News Service)

Rep. Cramer Signs Letter Urging End to Federal Contract With Citibank Due to Restrictions on Gun Sales

Rep. Cramer Signs Letter Urging End to Federal Contract With Citibank Due to Restrictions on Gun Sales

“Citigroup Inc (C.N) added restrictions on firearms sales for new retail-sector clients, the Wall Street bank said on Thursday, the strongest move to date by a major U.S. lender following last month’s high school shooting in Florida,” Reuters reported last month. Here’s what the bank is doing specifically: In an emailed statement Citi said it

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp talks about the prospect of temporarily housing refugee children at the Grand Forks Air Force Base during a recent visit to the Grand Forks Herald Editorial Board. p hoto by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

We Cannot Allow Senator Heitkamp to Deny Americans Gun Rights by Putting Them on a Secret Government List

In a letter to the editor today someone claiming to be an attorney (who appears to be using the name of a former U.S. Supreme Court Justice as a nom de plume) suggests my objection to using the federal no-fly list to deny people their gun rights is driven by partisanship. “Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wants

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Senator Heitkamp Wants to Deny People Their Gun Rights by Putting Them on a Government List

No doubt under fire from her left-wing base on the gun control issue, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has decided to trot out a bad idea she’s backed previously. Namely, denying people their civil rights simply because the government puts them on a list Which, to be fair, is not far off from President Trump said gun

President Donald Trump addresses the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Atlanta, April 28, 2017. Trump is the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to address the group's annual convention. (Al Drago/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)

The NRA Is Powerful Because the NRA Is People

When something awful like the mass shooting in Florida happens our nation’s media turns into a competition among pundits and politicians and celebrities to see who can be the most outraged. Most of this outrage is directed at the NRA. You almost get the idea, from the way people like comedian Jimmy Kimmel talk about

A screenshot from a Doug Burgum campaign ad aired during the 2016 election cycle touting the candidate as a "champion for North Dakota gun rights."

Governor Burgum Is Undecided on Constitutional Carry Legislation

Yesterday the state Senate passed a House bill allowing North Dakotans who are not otherwise prohibited by law to carry concealed weapons without a permit. Because the Senate did not make any amendments to the bill, it now goes to Governor Doug Burgum’s office. But will he sign it? Burgum campaigned on his support for

Self Defense Legislation Would Legalize What Most of Us Would Consider Murder

I am a staunch proponent of 2nd amendment rights, but legislation down in Bismarck goes well beyond the concept of keeping and bearing arms. It would expand the definitions of permissible use of force to protect yourself and your property to a troubling degree. The bill is SB2315, introduced by state Senator David Clemens of

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., right, joins Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, in supporting a new gun control bill to prohibit sales to people listed on the federal government's "no-fly" list. Forum News Service Photo

I Don’t Think Senator Heidi Heitkamp Understands the Concept of Due Process

In an op/ed today in the Grand Forks Herald, Senator Heidi Heitkamp tries to explain why she’s supporting new gun control legislation that would deny people their 2nd amendment rights simply by placing them on certain threat lists. “It’s just common sense: if someone is too dangerous to board an airplane, he or she is too

Senator Heidi Heitkamp in 2014. File photo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Heidi Heitkamp Considering Compromise on Watch List Gun Ban

Because the more convenient narrative for Democrats, in the wake of mass murder at an Orlando gay club, is gun control as opposed to the threats posed by extremist Islam there is currently a debate in Congress over denying guns to people on the government’s myriad threat watch lists. Watch lists described by the ACLU

Some Thoughts On How To Reform North Dakota's Gun Laws After Officer Moszer's Death

After Fargo police officer Jason Moszer was killed a couple of weeks ago it came to light that the man who was in a standoff with Moszer and other officers, one Marcus Schumacher, had legal access to guns even though he’d previously been convicted of a felony. I should be clear that we don’t know

marcus schumacher

Felons Should Be Stopped From Automatically Getting Their Gun Rights Back In North Dakota

UPDATE: Initially this post said I was the first to report that Schumacher could legally obtain a gun. Per the comments, it turns out I wasn’t. WDAY had the story on February 12. I missed that one. Last week I reported that Marcus Schumacher, the man who shot Fargo police officer Jason Moszer, could legally obtain