In Senate hearings in Hibbing last week, Sen. Ron Latz and his DFL minions angrily derided Republicans for implying the city was dangerous.
About that time, this guy got arrested.
A loaded gun, a ballistic vest, multiple magazines and 18 rounds of loose ammunition.
That’s what police say they discovered inside a vehicle parked in an alley in the 1000 block of Beech Street in St. Paul last Saturday night.
The man in the driver’s seat has been arrested four times since September. Each time officers found firearms, say court records, which detail just three of the arrests.
The firearm, a loaded Brugger & Thomet TP9 handgun, was beneath the driver’s seat, according to the complaint. The ballistic vest, three Glock 9-millimeter magazines, two Tec magazines and the loose rounds of ammunition were in a suitcase in the back seat.
Lincoln was arrested at the scene and declined to make a statement to investigators. The female passenger with him said she didn’t know anything about guns in the vehicle.
State law prohibits Lincoln from possessing a firearm since he was convicted of felony level domestic assault in 2011, court records say.
He has two other unlawful gun-possession cases pending against him in Ramsey County from earlier this fall.
In the first, officers pulled him over Sept. 13 after noting that his vehicle’s windows were illegally tinted and found multiple bags of marijuana, as well as two loaded handguns, inside, charges say.
Obviously, we need universal background checks.