Grand Forks Mayor carries a gun: “I don’t want to be a victim.”

Not many know it, but the part-time mayor and full-time obstetrician at Altru Hospital, has a permit to carry a concealed handgun and he does, sometimes at local restaurants or even at an occasional city meeting.

Recently, a Herald journalist spotted Brown’s gun during an interview.

“I don’t want to be a victim,” said Brown, 61. “And I think it’s the responsible thing to do to protect those you love, and anyone.”

The handgun he carries concealed is a small 9 mm Kahr semi-automatic that takes up little space. For safety, he does not keep a round in the chamber.

“The Second Amendment protects the First Amendment,” Brown said. “But deadly force is only to protect life. To use it to protect property would be inappropriate.”

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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    Constituion or being a communist then huh…DHS will be all over his behind..
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    For a grand total now of 1,140,618,530 or 1.1 BILLION rounds.

    What, pray tell does an agency with less than 50,000 people need 700,000,000 rounds of ammunition for other than storing up in preparation for a major event?

    In addition it should be mentioned that earlier this year, in August, DHS had purchased 750 million rounds of high powered ammunition. In March the Agency purchased 450 million hollow point bullets and in September they purchased another 200 million sniper rounds of ammunition.

    DHS has not been the only federal agency purchasing ammunition. While the Social Security Administration attempted to respond to the press about their purchases, they ended up actually making a very good case for individuals to carry their weapons.
    What is ironic is that these purchases are all being made as the siren call of the left goes out demanding more gun control laws be implemented, with only the government and obviously criminals having access to certain types of firearms.

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