Bethel, MN asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Minnesota

Q: what is control? and what is dominion? of a fire arm. can I as a felon go hunting with my son?

can a convicted felon be in a vehicle with another non-felon on a hunting excursion? this would include hunting fire arms. can a convicted felon have a dependent in possession of fire arms, or a can said dependent have a concealed carry permit fire arm? would I as a felon be able to go hunting with my son? would we be required to drive in separate vehicles?

2 Lawyer Answers
Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: I discuss this issue extensively on my Liberty-Lawyer.com at https://liberty-lawyer.com/practice-areas/gun-defense-attorney/firearm-possession/ The concern is being accused of a crime as an ineligible person in possession, which carries long mandatory-minimum prison sentences, both state and federal. Often it's the unexpected that causes trouble. So, people attempt to control and reduce their risk by creating distance and barriers between themselves and potential trouble. Other times, some rationalize and end up convincing themselves that everything will turn out in the best possible way at every risk point.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: I'd suggest that this is all a very bad idea and not worth taking the chance of spending 5 years in prison. Stay away from firearms unless you want to go to prison.

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