Gun Rights

1
Mar

Carrying While Under the Influence

In Minnesota, it is illegal to be carrying while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. The offense can be either a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor, requiring possible jail and/or a heavy fine, not to mention revocation of the pers…
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7
Jul

SCOTUS Ruling - Gun Rights Are Lost Following Domestic Assault Convictions

The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled in Voisine v. United States that a reckless domestic assault is considered a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. This is significant because the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment bans firearm possessi…
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1
Oct

A BB Gun is a Firearm... Somehow...

Hey there ho there, average happy Minnesota citizen. You are blissfully unaware of the pronouncements of your nearest Court of Appeals 3-person panel of judges, because… well, you are wise, and have a happy full life, and it’s only nerds…
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9
Jul

Federal Gun Rights Laws - The Interplay with Minnesota State Law

By now, you probably know that both state and federal law can prohibit a person from possessing firearms based upon their criminal history. Often, the laws are duplicative and a person is ineligible under both for the same offense. But, certain offen…
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1
Jun

The Unpredictability of Firearm Rights Restoration Litigation

The central analysis in a firearm rights restoration matter is whether the petitioner can demonstrate ‘good cause,’ which is undefined by statute. Previous case law has bestowed upon this vague concept the following definition: “a reason for ta…
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