Should county attorneys in Minnesota carry guns in the courtroom?
That’s one of the bills to be debated this week at the Capitol in the wake of last months’ shooting in a courthouse in Grand Marais, Minnesota Lawyer reports.
Rep. Tony Cornish, a police officer himself, has filed two bills. One would increase the penalties for assaulting or causing the death of a prosecuting attorney (but not the defense attorney?). Another would authorize the county attorney to carry a gun.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website.