Congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn holds Trap Shoot outside of Eagle Lake

By Joe Steck, Mankato Times - EAGLE LAKE, MINN. — First Congressional Republican candidate Jim Hagedorn held a second amendment Saturday event this past weekend. People were able to earn their concealed and carry permit and take part in a friendly trap shooting competition.

“I wanted to give people the opportunity to learn about gun safety and earn their concealed carry permit as well as have them learn how to shoot a firearm safely,” said Hagedorn “This was also a great opportunity for sportsmen to come out and do some trap shooting.”

Hagedorn said he supports the right for law abiding people to bear arms and strongly supports the second amendment.

“As a legislative aide for Arlan Stangeland I worked on repealing the restrictive Gun Control Act of 1968 with the Mcclure-Volkmer act of 1986,” Hagedorn said “The bill passed on a bi-partisan vote.”

Stangeland was a Minnesota Congressman who helped to pass the bi-partisan McClure-Volkmer Act, known as the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA) is a United States federal law that revised many provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968.