Minnesota and federal law prohibits certain individuals from possessing firearms. Prohibited persons may be denied a permit to carry a handgun or permit to purchase a handgun or assault with a weapon, and can face criminal charges if found in possession of a firearm illegally.
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In Minnesota, a conviction for possession of a firearm by someone previous convicted of a felony crime of violence is punishable by a mandatory minimum of 60 months in prison.
Reasons for being prohibited from legally possessing a firearm, pistol, or semi-auto military rifles may include:
- Less than 18 years old (for handguns and assault weapons)
- Convicted felon (or convicted of a crime in another state punishable by one year and one day or more)
- Convicted of, or have outstanding charges for a crime of violence
Convicted of domestic assault or an assault against a family or household member within in the last three years
- If you are prohibited from possessing firearms by any court
- If you are a fugitive of justice
- If you have ever been committed or found mentally ill or disabled by a court
- Convicted of misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor drug charge within the last three years
- If you are a user of illegal drugs
- If you have been committed to treatment for habitual drug use, or are still in treatment for chemical dependency
- If you have a renounced your U.S. citizenship
- If you are illegally in the United States
- If you have been dishonorably discharged from the military
- If you have been convicted of the following gross misdemeanor chargeswithin the past three years:
- Committing a crime for the benefit of a gang
- Assault and Bias motivated assault
- False imprisonment
- Neglect or endangerment of a child
- Fourth degree burglary
- Setting a spring gun
Due to the serious criminal charges and severe punishments for violated gun laws, if you are unsure of your legal status to possess or own a firearm, contact Minnesota 2nd Amendment firearm lawyer Coley Grostyan today at 612-747-2254.
Coley Grostyan practices in state and federal courts and offers legal representation in the Twin Cities Minneapolis/St. Paul Area, and all across the State of Minnesota.