Minnesota Firearm Restrictions

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Minnesota Domestic Assault Firearm Restrictions

No person who has been convicted of domestic assault offense in Minnesota or elsewhere or who has been convicted of a violation of a domestic abuse or domestic violence Order for Protection (OFP) may possess a pistol unless three (3) years have elapsed since the date of conviction and, during that time, the person has not been convicted of any other assault crimes or OFP violations. Additionally, if the sentencing court determined that the person used a firearm in any way during the commission of the domestic assault or OFP violation, the sentencing court may prohibit the person from possessing any type of firearm for at least three (3) years and up to the remainder of the person’s life. It is a gross misdemeanor offense to violate these restrictions. Minn. Stat. §§ 518B.01, subd. 14; 609.2242, subd. 3; and 624.713.

Minnesota Stalking or Harassment Firearm Restrictions

No person who has been convicted of a stalking or harassment crime may possess a pistol unless three (3) years have elapsed since the date of conviction and, during that time, the person has not been convicted of any other stalking or harassment crime. Further, if the sentencing judge determines the person used a firearm in any way during the commission of the crime, the sentencing judge may prohibit the person from possessing any type of firearm for at least three (3) years and up to the remainder of the person’s life. It is a gross misdemeanor offense to violate these restrictions. Minn. Stat. § 609.749, subd. 8.