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Civil Rights, Guns & Marijuana: Why Minnesota Expungement is Broken

Once upon a time in Minnesota, an expungement restored a person convicted of a crime to full rights of citizenship.  But today, for example, a typical Minnesota Expungement does not restore civil rights to: Firearms, Privacy, or Minnesota Department of Human Services records. So Minnesota expungement is broken.  What can we do to fix it? …

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Restoring Gun Rights After a Domestic Misdemeanor in Minnesota

“Can my rights to firearms be restored after a conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?” Yes, you can restore gun rights after a misdemeanor domestic.  But it’s complicated.  Once upon a time, the law stripped a person’s civil rights for a felony; but not a misdemeanor.  A nice bright line.  Well, not any …

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