Gun Rights – What is a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence?

Currently, persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are prohibited from possessing firearms for three years from the date of conviction under Minnesota law, but prohibited for life under federal law. What is a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic...

How Does the FBI Know My Gun Rights Have Been Restored?

Once someone has had their right to possess firearms restored in state court, often there is another step needed of notifying the FBI that the person is no longer prohibited from possessing firearms. Prohibited persons are usually listed in the National Instant...

Minnesota Supreme Court Rules BB Gun is Not a Firearm

On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the plain meaning of a “firearm” does not include a BB gun in State v. Haywood. This decision reverses Minnesota law dating back to 1977 that a BB gun is indeed a firearm. David Haywood was...

The Restoration of Gun Rights for Domestic Assault Convictions

It has become increasingly difficult over the past few years to restore the right to possess firearms following a misdemeanor domestic assault conviction. The State of Minnesota prohibits any person convicted of a misdemeanor domestic assault from possessing a firearm...
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