Dakota County Minnesota:
Can someone who was convicted of a disorderly conduct (Original charge was DOMESTIC ASSAULT but then amended to disorderly conduct - No Felonies.) still purchase a firearm more than 4 years after successfully completing all court orders? Would this person still be allowed to purchase AND carry, just one or neither?
Even though the final plea bargain agreement charge was just a misdemeanor disorderly conduct, the original charge was a misdemeanor domestic assault and as I understand, domestic assault convictions in MN may prohibit legal gun ownership.
Has anyone personally been through this or knows about this first hand?
Thank you in advance for your help!
Disorderly conduct is not a disqualifier.
Marc Berris would be a good contact to make as well.
Yes, you can still purchase firearms. You may run into issues and receive a "delay" when your information is called in for a NICS check after you have filled out a 4473.
If you are concerned about your permit to purchase or permit to carry. Go talk with the sitting sheriff and be straight up with him. It will be his decision if he is going to allow or disallow you and your relationship with the sheriff will have a big influence on that.
And yes, I have been through exactly what you have. To a T. My ex-wife made 118 calls for service in 12 months AFTER our divorce was final claiming domestic assault, child kidnapping and other nefarious claims