On August 1, The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released new hunting regulations for the 2023 deer hunting season. First, blaze orange is now required on all public grounds. The blaze orange material must be at least 144 square inches and visible from all directions. In the past, blaze orange was only recommended, but it will now be a...
Under Minnesota Statute 624.713, Subd. 1, many convictions will result in an inability to possess ammunition or any firearm for a specified period of time. Many timeframes are based on the date of conviction, though some may be imposed with a sentencing order. However, under Minnesota Statute 609.165, Subd. 1a, a person convicted of a felony crime of violence is...
Getting your concealed carry permit (CCP) is a big responsibility as well as a feeling of safety for a lot of gun owners. However, possessing a gun on your person comes with heightened standards of conduct that, if you violate, could get you arrested and potentially charged with a crime. The Minnesota Citizens’ Personal Protection Act of 2005 contains the...
Have you ever gone into a store and saw a sign indicating that no guns are allowed on the premises? If you have a handgun permit you may wonder what effect this sign has on your ability to carry a concealed weapon within that store. In Minnesota, “no gun” signs do not have the force of law, unless they are...
In Minnesota, the ability to carry a handgun in your vehicle depends on whether or not you have a permit to carry and how the handgun is transported. No Permit If you do not have a permit to carry, you cannot carry a loaded handgun in your vehicle. In order to transport a handgun in your vehicle without a permit,...
Under Minnesota law, certain individuals are barred from possessing a firearm. Included in the list of ineligible possessors are those convicted of a crime of violence. A conviction of a crime of violence carries with it a lifetime firearm ban. For more information on what constitutes a crime of violence, see our blog “What Are ‘Crimes of Violence’ in Minnesota”....
On December 30, 2019, in White Settlement, Texas, a gunman walked into a church and opened fire, killing two people. Seconds after the shooting began, the church’s head of security fatally shot the gunman and the incident was over. The shooting raised questions about the intersection of the law between the right to carry, the right for private establishments to...
With hunting season underway, it is important to understand how past convictions could affect your gun rights. In Minnesota, a person convicted of a crime of violence cannot possess firearms. Minnesota Statute § 609.165, Subd. 1a says certain convicted felons are ineligible to possess firearms or ammunition. The statute explains, “that a person who has been convicted of a crime...
In Minnesota, persons convicted of a Felony “Crime of Violence” are subject to a lifetime firearms prohibition. A gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or stay of adjudication is not sufficient to trigger the prohibition. There must be a felony conviction. This includes a stay of imposition where the conviction is a felony conviction while on probation and then converts to a misdemeanor...
So you have a domestic assault conviction for causing bodily harm to a romantic partner or a person to whom you are acting as a parent. Your gun rights are gone for life under the federal Lautenberg amendment, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9). How to fix this? Some mistakenly believe they can file a petition in district court to restore the right...
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