Attorney Gun Bill Heads to Dayton's Desk

By KBJR News 1

Attorney Gun Bill Heads to Dayton's Desk

April 6, 2012 Updated Apr 6, 2012 at 6:17 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- It's now up to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton whether county attorneys will be allowed to carry guns in the court house.

The bill gained attention after Daniel Schliez allegedly shot Cook County attorney Tim Scannell after being convicted of criminal sexual conduct.

The bill passed the Senate 53 to 10 and if Governor Dayton signs the bill, county attorneys and their assistants will be able to carry guns from the parking lot to their court house offices but not in the courtrooms themselves.