Grand Forks gun owner could face charges for defending home with gun

As the entire Country now debates gun control laws, Grand Forks authorities are left deciding whether a homeowner had the right to shoot at a burglar.

It happened on the north side of Grand Forks this morning, when a homeowner confronted a burglar.

The suspect, 24-year old, Jared Christensen of Nielsville, Minnesota wasn’t hit with any bullets, but he did receive a head injury from the homeowner, that had to be treated before he was jailed.

Christensen faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance.

The name of the homeowner has not been released yet, as authorities decide whether he could face any charges.

It happened on the 1700 block of 11th Avenue North, behind Acme Electric at 3:30 a.m..

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • banjo kid

    Lock him up and throw the key away that is what the progressives want . nothing in Obama’s 23 papers will not do anything but harass innocent gun owners. The news media needs to limit the reporting so as not to make it sound like something some nut case would want to do . Game makers need to pull back on the blood and guts, and Holly Wood needs to take a hike.