Minnesota now alleging Fleet Farm violated state gun control law

(St. Paul, MN)  --  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is adjusting a lawsuit against the Fleet Farm retail chain to include allegations that the retailer violated the state's gun control law.  

The business is accused of repeatedly selling firearms to straw purchasers who moved the guns to felons who are barred from owning the weapons.  

Minnesota is now seeking civil penalties for each violation of the Gun Control Act and the state's public nuisance statute.  

Penalties can range as high as 25 thousand dollars per violation.