The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


July 2, 2013

Felon charged after guns found

Woman seeking to regain right to own gun charged after agents find guns, ammunition in home


Miller-Kaszinski told the court she asked Hansen if there were any guns in the house and was not surprised that there were guns owned by Hansen’s husband. This was a reason listed on the application for why Hansen wanted her firearm rights back. She said she was surprised to hear the guns were not secured around Hansen, a felon.

Miller-Kaszinski said she told Hansen they would need to come in and secure the guns.

”There wasn’t any resistance to looking into the home at all,” she said.

But defense attorney Robert McGee said the agent’s statement that she needed to go into the home to secure the guns was another way of saying she needed to get into the house.

Lechtenberg indicated in his testimony that he not know at that time if there were guns accessible to Hansen. He continued they wanted to come in to see where the guns were and if they were secured.

Hansen, however, told the court that when Miller-Kaszinski said they would come in and take the guns, she balked, asking what her options were. Both Miller-Kaszinski and Lechtenberg agreed that she asked about her options, but did not feel that she was against them coming in. McGee asked why she would have asked about options if she did not mind them coming in.

”She did not know, I guess, what to do,” Lechtenberg said.

Miller-Kaszinski called Assistant County Attorney Amanda Meyers at that point and came back saying they could get a search warrant. She testified that Hansen willingly let them in. Lechtenberg remembered her deliberating 10 to 15 minutes.

”Basically, I said you’re going to come in one way or another,” Hansen said. “Might as well come in.”

Assistant County Attorney Ross Barlow asked her why she let them in if she did not want to. He clarified that they never did come back with a warrant.

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