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Forum staff reports, Published March 11 2013

ND revokes license of weapons instructor

BISMARCK – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has revoked the license of a concealed weapons instructor from Center, the fourth such instructor to lose his license in the past two years in North Dakota.

Effective Monday, Melvin Heilman was no longer licensed to conduct classes or training for concealed weapons licenses.

According to a news release from Stenehjem’s office:

The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation launched a probe after receiving reports that Heilman’s classes didn’t meet state regulations.

The BCI received complaints that Heilman had provided applicants with manuals marked up to correspond with the test questions, and that he didn’t score the test sheets. Investigators also found that Heilman provided information about Utah’s laws during classes for the North Dakota license, also a violation.

Heilman had previously been warned by the BCI for other violations, the release stated.

The BCI will accept applications from those who took classes from Heilman through March 10. The action against Heilman does not affect applications already submitted for processing.

Those who registered with Heilman for upcoming classes will need to make alternate arrangements, the release stated.