Oklahoma City attorney and gun-range instructor faces arms charges 

What happens when an instructor doesn't follow the rules he is trying to teach others? Well, as one local attorney found out, you can get indicted.

 

KTOK-AM 1000 recently reported a federal grand jury returned indictments against Oklahoma City attorney Doug Friesen of allegedly lying to federal agents and illegally possessing a machine gun. Friesen just happens to teach conceal-carry courses at a gun range around these parts.

 

Friesen, 56, is accused of lying to Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau agents in 2003, by saying he was the registered owner of a machine gun found in his office at 1309 N. Shartel. He is also charged with possessing the Sten 9 mm machine gun, which was unregistered.

 

According to the story, on March 4, 2003, Friesen allegedly told agents that he had only three locations within his office where guns were kept. But according to the indictment, agents learned that Friesen had firearms in a secret place behind his bookshelves in the office building's first-floor library.

 

Secret location? What, is there a bat cave underneath an Oklahoma City law firm?

 

The federal grand jury returned five separate counts, KTOK reported. If convicted, the attorney might face up to five years on the lying charge and 10 years for possessing an unregistered machine gun knowingly.

 

On the other hand, this could be great material for his next gun lesson: Here's what not to do.

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