Federal Statutes and Who is Not Allowed to Possess Firearms

May 16, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

The firearms debate and issues of public safety firearms regulation and the Second Amendment are going to continue in the public policy spotlight. In this course, we are going to discuss who is prohibited under federal law from possession of firearms under current law so those involved in its enforcement and policymakers have a better understanding what current law does or does not do. Topics include:

  • Who is banned from possession of firearms under federal law
  • Domestic violence and firearms laws
  • The impact of state laws on federal firearms possession

Presenter: Richard Hodsdon has been an attorney for more than 40 years and for his entire career has been involved in civil and criminal matters concerning corrections, criminal prosecution and law enforcement operations. He has over 30 years of experience dealing with management and personnel issues including employment law. Rick currently is an assistant county attorney in Stillwater, MN where his duties include representation of the county and criminal justice agencies. He has trained thousands of government staff on civil litigation, criminal law and personnel issues. Rick has also served as counsel to the Minnesota Sheriffs Association for over 30 years.

Rick’s career includes 8 years with the MN attorney general’s office and a year in private practice defending government officials in civil litigation. Rick and has served as an instructor for NIC, the AELE and School of Police Staff and Command on a variety of topics. He is the author of several books and in addition to his law degree has a Masters in public administration.