The Minnesota Legislature recently passed gun legislation (Senate File Number 878) that took effect August 1, 2015.
One part of the bill legalized firearm suppressors or silencers. These are defined under Minn. Stat. 609.66, Subd. 1a(c) as “any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm . . .” However, it’s still a felony to sell or possess any suppressor that is not lawfully possessed under federal law.
Another part of the bill brought Minnesota in line with federal laws regarding firearm rights for certain ineligible persons, such as those convicted of felonies, crimes of violence, or domestic assault. Previously, federal law had prohibited ineligible persons from possessing firearms and ammunition, but Minnesota had only prohibited firearm possession. Now, Minnesota prohibits ineligible persons from possessing both firearms and any ammunition.
If you have any questions regarding the new laws and need help protecting or restoring your Second Amendment rights, Brandt Criminal Defense today at 763.421.6366.