A California gun range employee was arrested last week on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and a felon in possession of ammunition. Pat Michael Raahauge was working at the Raahauge Shooting Enterprises range, which used to be owned by his father, when he was arrested.
It has been reported that Raahauge, 46, has had a felony conviction on his record for the last 10 years. Convicted felons are not allowed to handle guns or ammunition.
Raahauge’s first felony conviction came in 1999 when he was busted for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. After he completed probation, the conviction was dismissed. In 2003, Raahauge pleaded guilty to a being a felon or narcotic addict in possession of a firearm, PE Bloggers reported.
It is not clear what duties he had at the range. The range’s owner, 72-year-old Mike Raahauge, died in May.
After Pat was arrested, he posted $5,000 bond and was released the same day. Raahauge will appear in court in September to petition to have his 2003 conviction pardoned.