I was charged w/Domestic Assault by Strangulation (609.2247) and not Domestic Assault (609.2242). Here's my confusion: Subdivision 3(d) of 609.2242 puts a three year ban on possessing firearms but does NOT list Domestic Assault by Strangulation as one of the qualifying crimes. Yet, Subdivision 3(f) requires the transfer of firearms after a Domestic Assault by Strangulation. Under what laws am I prohibited from possessing firearms and for how long?
It is a lifetime ban under federal law because of the conviction involving domestic violence.
Yes. It falls under a federal statute , formerly known as the Brady Bill, which precludes possession of a firearm for those convicted of a domestic assault. A felony assault by strangulation falls under that category.
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Both state law and federal law probably prohibit you. There are a great many nuances in these laws though. You will need to consult private with an attorney to get answers to your questions. You can look up the federal Lautenberg Amendment. Also, chapter 624 of Minnesota statutes include prohibitions on any felon possessing guns while on probation, and domestic strangulation is a "crime of violence" under Minnesota law that triggers a lifetime prohibition.
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