Legal Information: Minnesota

State Gun Laws

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December 7, 2015

What is the penalty for violating state or federal firearm law?

Anyone who owns, has or buys a gun in violation of the federal firearm law can be punished by a fine, jail time for up to 10 years, or both.1

Under MN law, any violation of an order for protection that involves a dangerous weapon is a felony and can be punished by jail time of up to 5 years, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.2

1 18 USC § 924(a)(2)
2 MN Statutes § 518B.01(14)(d)(2)