as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/20/2019 03:14pm
A bill for an act
relating to public safety; increasing penalties for transferring certain firearms to
persons who are ineligible to possess firearms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 624.7141, is amended to read:
A person is guilty of a deleted text begingross misdemeanor whodeleted text endnew text beginnew text end intentionally transfers a pistol or semiautomatic
military-style assault weapon to another deleted text beginifdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end the person knows that the transferee:
(2) has been found ineligible to possess a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault
weapon by a chief of police or sheriff as a result of an application for a transferee permit
or a transfer report; or
(3) is disqualified under section 624.713 from possessing a pistol or semiautomatic
military-style assault weapon.
A deleted text beginviolation of this section is a felonydeleted text endnew text beginnew text end if the transferee possesses or uses the weapon within one
year after the transfer in furtherance of a felony crime of violence.
This section is not applicable to a transfer to a person
who became eligible to possess a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon
under section 624.713 after the transfer occurred but before the transferee used or possessed
the weapon in furtherance of any crime.