Minneapolis, MN asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota

Q: Does a harassment restraining order prevent one from owning a firearm in Minnesota? HRO- no findings. Not DVRO or DNCO.

We were married. Assaults happened as well, but I had already failed at getting a DVRO because the only time I was allowed to see a doctor after an assault was too long ago. All I had proof of was 1,000+ texts and break ins. I was under the impression all restraining orders take the right away, but when I read the federal law, it does say harassing, but it isn't clear if an order with no findings is covered.

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Saint Cloud, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: A HRO typically would not affect someone's firearms rights. A HRO does not have the same effect as an OFP in that regard.

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