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Brandishing, Assault & Self-Defense: Legal Readiness

    In Minnesota, prosecutors charge lawful weapon carriers with Felony Assault 2.  And Minnesota’s Second Degree Assault crime statute allows a felony charge for assault, even with no bodily harm at all, if the defendant used a weapon.  Moreover, Prosecutors enjoy implying something nefarious about that archaic word, “brandishing.” Forewarned is forearmed As a result, every… Read More »Brandishing, Assault & Self-Defense: Legal Readiness

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    Felony doesn’t always impair Minnesota gun rights

      A Minnesota felony doesn’t always impair gun rights.  But many still believe that “any Minnesota felony conviction will mean a lifetime loss of gun rights.”  That’s wrong. When felony probation ends, Minnesota law automatically restores gun rights, with other civil rights. At least, this is the general rule of Minnesota law.  We discuss exceptions to that general rule below. The Right to Firearms The right… Read More »Felony doesn’t always impair Minnesota gun rights


      “Minnesota Gun Law” CLE by Thomas Gallagher to MSCJ

        On November 10, 2018 Thomas C. Gallagher, a Minneapolis Gun Crimes Defense Attorney, presented a Continuing Legal Education course to about 50 of the best defense lawyers in Minnesota, the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

        The specific topic covered by Gallagher was “How to Restore Gun Rights After a Misdemeanor Domestic Crime Conviction in Minnesota,” including:

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