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Minnesota CCW Laws & Reciprocity Map

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UPDATED JANUARY 9, 2020
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Minnesota gun laws operate on a shall-issue policy with permits being issued at the local level. The state has full preemption over local laws relating to firearms. Permits from other states will be honoured provided that states carry laws are similar to Minnesotas.

The gun laws in Minnesota are not restrictive and lay somewhere in the middle when compared to other states. Non-residents of the state can also apply for a CCW permit without too much difficulty although they will need to make a personal appearance in Minnesota. A couple of things that differ from other states is that you will need a permit to purchase a handgun and there is additional training required when you renew a permit to carry. The permit to carry acts as a permit to purchase and there is a seperate permit to purchase/transfer available if a person does not have the carry permit. Minnesota also has a duty to retreat law so a gun can only be used as a last resort.

Rating of Minnesota Gun Laws
Rating
Average
total USa
0M
CCW permits
289K
Permits Issued

5.6M
State
Population

5%
Population with Permit

5
Years
Valid

$45
Initial
Fee

$100
Cost for
5 Years

15
States
Honored

30
Reciprocating
States

22
States not
Reciprocating

Minnesota permit fee
Initial Fee
$100
Average USA Fee
$55

Quick Facts on Minnesota Gun Laws

A quick look at the laws
Carry in Vehicle

YES

624.714 (9)(5)
Must Notify Officer

NO

624.714 (1)(b)
State Park Carry

YES

 
Gun Signs Enforced

NO

624.714 (17)
Open Carry

YES

Restaurant Carry

YES

624.7142
Constitutional Carry

NO

 

Summary of Minnesota Gun laws

If your in a rush here is a brief overview
Subject
Handgun
Long Gun
Notes
Yes
No
N/A
Purchase permit required
For Minnesota residents a Permit to Carry acts as permit to purchase. No permit is required to purchase shotguns or rifles. A permit to purchase is required if you want to transfer long guns with a pistol grip or handguns through a FFL dealer.
Firearm Registration
 
Magazine capacity restriction
 
State preemption of local restrictions
Discharge of firearms can be regulated by municipalities within their borders.
Concealed carry permit required
Carrying handguns requires a Minnesota Permit to Carry. The permit does not require handguns to be concealed but it is legal to conceal a handgun if you wish to carry that way.
Open carry permit required?
You can carry a handgun or long gun openly if you have a Permit to Carry a Pistol. It is illegal to carry a BB gun, shotgun or rifle openly in a public place without a permit.
Owner permit required
 
Background checks
Background checks are not required for private sales.
Assault weapon law
Assault weapons can be purchased by persons 18 or older with a permit to purchase or a permit to carry for persons 21 or older.
Peaceable journey law
Provided a gun is unloaded, in a case and legally possessed it my be transported in a motor vehicle.
Ammunition restrictions
 
Restriction on NFA weapons
Short-barreled shotguns and machine guns are prohibited. Short-barreled rifles and sound suppressors are legal.
 
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Minnesota Concealed Carry Permit

Information on the Minnesota concealed carry permit.

 

Requirements

To qualify for a Minnesota Permit to Carry applicants must meet these criteria.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • You must be a US citizen or legal alien.
  • Completed a firearms training course.
  • Have no Felony
  • No Drug violations
  • No Violent crimes
  • No misdemeanor punishable by more than two years in prison
  • You must not have any outstanding warrants
  • You must not be subject to a current restraining order
  • It must be more than five years since any treatment for drug or alcohol addiction.
  • If you have been hospitalized for mental illness, you must submit an affidavit from a registered physician endorsing your ability to possess a firearm.
  • Federal Law - Prohibits the following persons

Valid For

5 Years

Non-Resident Permits

Permits to carry are issued to non-residents. The application process and the fee is the same as for residents. The only difference is that non-residents can apply at any Minnesota county sheriffs office.

Address & Name Changes

The issuing Sheriffs office must be informed within 30 days if you change your name or permanent address. An updated permit can be obtained for a fee of $10. Failing to notify the Sheriff of any name or permanent address change is a petty misdemeanour.

Stolen or Lost Permits

If a permit is stolen or lost then the issuing sheriff must be notified within 30 days. The sheriff will also require a notarised statement that the permit has been lost or stolen. Replacement permits can be obtained for $10. Failure to notify the sheriff within 30 days that your permit has been lost or stolen is a petty misdemeanour.

Fee schedule

Application Conditions
Original
Renewal
Permit to Carry
$100
$75
Late Fee

$10

Note

Application fee's for a permit to carry in Minnesota vary in each county and are set by the county sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office is restricted by law as to the maximum amount they can charge for a permit. For new permits the fee cannot be set to more than $100 and $75 for renewals. There is a $10 late fee if a renewal application is made after the permits expiry date. The late fee can only be charged for up to 30 days after the permits expiry date and then a new permit application must be filed.

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CCW Training in Minnesota

How to apply for a Minnesota permit to carry

 

Requirements

Firearms training must include the following;
  • Instructions on how to use a pistol.
  • Successful completion of a shooting exercise.
  • Legal aspects of Possessing, carrying and using a pistol.
  • When deadly force can be used and restrictions on it's use.

When Required

Within one year of the application for a CCW permit. Attendance at a firearms training course is required for original and renewal applications for a CCW permit.

Certificate

Certificates must be signed by a certified instructor stating the person attended and passed the firearms course.

Military

Military personnel are not exempt from training. They must complete the same standard course that Minnesota state residents take. I would discuss this with the sheriff as he can accept other evidence of training.

Accepted Courses

  • Peace officers employed in Minnesota within the last year.
  • The Sheriff may also accept other evidence of training in the safe use of a pistol. However, the law does not define what the evidence can be so it is left up to the discretion of the sheriff.

Statute

Application Procedure For a Minnesota Permit to Carry

How to apply for a Minnesota permit to carry

 
1
You will need to complete a firearms training course within one year prior to your permit application.
2

Download the Permit To Carry a Pistol application form. You can also pick the application form up at your county sheriff's office.

3
You will need the following documents:
  • A completed application form.
  • A photocopy of your firearms training course certificate.
  • A photocopy of identification, this can be a state drivers license, ID card or the photo page from your passport.
4
You will then need to submit the completed application and documents to the sheriff's office in your county of residence. Non-residents may submit the application at any Minnesota county sheriff's office.
5
You will be notified within 30 days by mail if your application has been approved or denied.

Note

  • The law states that the county sheriff has 30 days from the application date in which to approve or deny a carry permit.
  • If a person is wrongfully denied a permit (decided by courts) then the sheriff is required to reimburse all legal fees incurred by the applicant.
  • A carry permit is a valid purchase permit and authorises unlimited purchases for the life of the permit, (5 years).

Statutes

Renewal Procedure For a Minnesota Permit to Carry

How to renew your Minnesota permit to carry

 
1
You will need to complete an authorised firearms training course within one year before you file your renewal application.
2

Download the renewal application form. This is the same form used for initial permit applications, you will need to check the renewal box on the form.

3
Complete the form, check the renewal box and sign and date the form. You will also need a photocopy of your firearms training certificate, a state drivers license or state ID card or the photo page of your passport. If you are not a US citizen but a permanent resident the you must present an I-551 or I-151 card.
4
Minnesota law requires that all permits be renewed in person and are issued through the sheriff’s office. So you will need to deliver in person the above listed documents to the sheriff's office in the county that you reside. Non-residents can deliver the documents to any Minnesota sheriff's office.

Expiration Dates

  • 90 days before expiration date - Permits can be renewed within this time period.
  • 30 days after expiration date - Permits can still be renewed but there will be an additional late fee of $10.
  • 31 days after expiration date - Permits can no longer be renewed. You will need to begin a new application for a permit to carry.

NOTE - Expired permits are not valid until a new card is issued.

Statute

Minnesota Reciprocity Guide

What states honor the Minnesota permit to carry?

Minnesota law requires the Commissioner to publish each year a list of states that have concealed carry laws that are not similar to the laws of Minnesota. The list must be published on the internet and any CCW permits from states on the list WILL NOT be honored in Minnesota. Check out the official Minnesota state reciprocity list.


Minnesota Reciprocity

15
States
Concealed carry permits from other states that Minnesota honors.
Alaska
Delaware1
Idaho3
Illinois
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Dakota2
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota4
West Virginia1

  1. Must be at least 21 years old.
  2. Class 1 permits only and at least 21 years old.
  3. Enhanced permits only.
  4. Enhanced permits only and at least 21 years old.

Reciprocating States

15
States
States that honor a Minnesota permit
Alabama
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Louisiana
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Tennessee
Utah
Virginia
Wisconsin

Restricted Reciprocity

2
States
States that will not honor all Minnesota permits.
Michigan1
South Carolina1
 

1. Will only honor "Resident Only" permits and not those issued to non-residents.

States
Not Reciprocating

22
States
States that will not honor a Minnesota permit
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Maine
Massachusetts
Maryland
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Washington
West Virginia
Wyoming

Districts
Not Reciprocating

6

Districts

Districts and territories that will not honor a Minnesota permit
American Samoa
District of Columbia
Guam
North Marianas
Porto Rico
Virgin Islands

Constitutional Carry

13
States
No permit required in these states

Arizona3
Alaska3
Arkansas3
Kansas3
Kentucky3

Maine3
Mississippi
Missouri2
New Hampshire1
Oklahoma3
South Dakota1
Vermont1
West Virginia3

  1. Must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Must be at least 19 years old.
  3. Must be at least 21 years old.

Essential forms for a Minnesota permit to carry

All the forms you need for a Minnesota concealed carry permit.

Off-limit places in Minnesota for carrying a firearm

Places listed as off limits still apply if you have a Minnesota permit to carry.
off limit places for concealed carry in Minnesota

Restricted Carry Locations

The locations under the restricted tab are off-limits to any person carrying a handgun. This includes persons who have a permit to carry from Minnesota or any other state.
  • Public or private elementary, middle or secondary school building and grounds;
  • A child care center while children are present;
  • School buses being used to transport elementary, middle, or secondary school students to and from school-related activities,
  • Portion of a building or facility under the temporary, exclusive control of a public or private school where signs are posted;
  • Public colleges and universities (may have policies restricting the carrying of weapons on their premises by employees and students while on campus);
  • Minnesota courts have ruled that a church may prohibit firearms from its property, including parking facilities and parking areas owned or operated by the church, and may notify its employees and the public in any manner it chooses;
  • Private establishments that have posted a sign banning guns on their premises;
  • Places of employment, public or private, if employer restricts the carry or possession of firearms by its employees;
  • Innkeepers may refuse to admit or refuse service or accommodations to any person the innkeeper reasonably believes is bringing firearms into the hotel;
  • Any public place when under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or any combination thereof;
  • State correctional facilities; State hospitals and grounds; Any jail, lockup or correctional facility;
  • and Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law or state law or regulation.

Statutes

Constitutional Provisions

There is no state constitutional right in Minnesota to bear or keep arms.
"The right of any person to keep or bear arms in defense of his own home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but nothing herein contained shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons."
(Pt. 1, art. 17)

Minnesota gun laws & statutes

Current Minnesota firearms laws
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Minnesota gun laws you need to know

All the most important Minnesota gun laws you should be aware of are listed below. Make yourself familiar with these laws before you carry a firearm.
Vehicle Carry
YES/NO
Without Permit
YES
With Permit
  • Without a carry permit you are not allowed to carry any loaded firearm in a vehicle. If you unload the firearm and place it either in a closed trunk or in a closed and fastened case, gunbox or securely tied package then it is legal to carry the firearm in a motor vehicle, snowmobile or boat.
  • With a carry permit you will be able to carry a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
Open Carry
YES
With Permit
NO
Without Permit
  • To open carry in Minnesota you will need a carry permit from either Minnesota or a state whose permits Minnesota honours.
  • Local authorities cannot restrict open carry as the state law preempts all local laws.
  • A first conviction of open carry without a permit is classed as a gross demeanour and a second conviction is a felony.
Must inform officer
NO
Without Permit
NO
With Permit
  • You are not required to inform a police officer that you are carrying a firearm.
  • However, if a police officer requests to see your permit you must hand it to him and if he asks if you are carrying a concealed weapon then you must confirm wether or not you are.
  • The law requires you to have on your person a carry permit and some form of state ID such as a drivers licence when you are carrying a firearm.
No Gun Signs Enforced
NO
  • Gun signs are not enforced in Minnesota and do not have the force of law.
  • The only time a gun sign would have the force of law is if it is posted on state property that is mentioned in state law as being off-limits.
  • If you enter a posted property and are asked to leave then you will need to leave. Failure to leave can result in a trespass charge.
State Park Carry
NO
Without Permit
YES
With Permit
With a carry permit from Minnesota or state that Minnesota recognizes you can carry in the following areas;
  • State parks
  • Natural areas
  • State/national forests
  • Wildlife management areas
  • Roadside rest areas
There are a couple of exceptions where you cannot carry. Carrying a firearm in the following areas is prohibited;
  • Bayport WMA in Washington County
  • Hastings WMA in Dakota County
  • Raguet WMA in Scott and Carver Counties
Restaurant Carry
NO
Without Permit
YES
With Permit

There are no specific Minnesota statutes that forbid carrying a firearm in a restaurant or bar. If the restaurant is not displaying a No Weapons sign and you are not under the influence then you can enter a restaurant that serves alcohol.

You are legally under the influence if you a greater than .04 blood alcohol level.

We advice anyone carrying a firearm not to consume alcohol while in a bar or restaurant. The dangers of making an impaired decision that could have life changing repercussions is just not worth the risk.

 

State Preemption

There is full state preemption over local gun laws. However, local governments may regulate the discharge of firearms.

Self Defence Laws

Minnesota has a duty to retreat law. This means a person is required to retreat and can only use deadly force as a last resort.

Red Flag Law

Minnesota does not have a red flag law.

Minnesota Court Cases

Court
Case #
Date
Description
MN Appeals Court
5/02/08
Churches allowed to ban firearms
MN Supreme Court
6/17/99
Self defense ruling
Click on the case number to view.

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History of Minnesota gun laws

Learn the history of gun laws in Minnesota from 1906 until today.
Timeline

1906

Before 1906 there was no restrictions on owning or carrying handguns. A law enacted in 1906 said judges, police or mayors could authorize a person to carry a loaded handgun if there was good reason for the applicant to fear for injury to his person or property.
 

1922

Law enacted to license gun dealers and banned "unnaturalized foreign born" persons from having a license.
 

1925

Aliens and persons under the age of 15 are prohibited from having a license.
 

1926

Temporary licenses made available for unlicensed persons to purchase and possess a handgun in their home or place of business.
 

1927

Law enacted to punish the carrying of a handgun either loaded or unloaded with no distinction between open or concealed carry.
 

1968

Before 1968 no license was required to possess a handgun in your home or place of business. 1968 saw a law enacted that required persons to have a Firearms Identification card (FID) to possess a rifle, shotgun or handgun in his home or to carry a shotgun or rifle outside his home.
 

1975

One year mandatory sentence created for carrying any type of gun outside a home without the proper type of license.
 

1990

The 1975 law was changed by removing the word "carry" and replacing it with "possesses".
 

1998

Saw major changes to the gun laws. One change was that you could no longer possess a handgun in your home with just a FID card. Now with a FID card you could only possess the handgun on a licensed gun range. Before this new law in 1997 you could own a handgun, rifle or shotgun in your home or place of business and carry a rifle or shotgun (but not a handgun) outside your home with just a FID card.
 

2015

As of January 1, 2015 the state no longer issues the type A or B LTC license. There is now only one type of LTC license that is the same as the old type A license.
 

2018

Red flag law is enacted giving a judge the authority to order the confiscation of firearms if he thinks the owner is a threat to himself or others.
 

Handgun Purchases in Minnesota

What do I need to buy a handgun in Minnesota?

 

Purchase Permit

To purchase or transfer ownership of a handgun the law requires you to have either a Permit to Carry or a License to purchase/transfer a firearm. Shotguns and rifles are exempt and may be purchased without a permit. All handguns purchased through a FFL in Minnesota are recorded on the states computer system. You are also required by law to keep a record of any sale, whether through a FFL or private sale.

Private Sale

Private sellers of handguns cannot sell the weapon to a prohibited person. If they do sell a handgun to a prohibited person then they are guilty of a gross misdemeanor if the buyer then uses the handgun during the commission of a felony crime of violence within one year after the transfer. The problem here is how can you verify that a buyer is not a prohibited person? Without access to the police database you would simply be unable to verify that.

Gun Shows

All federally licensed gun dealers are required to perform background checks for any sale of handguns at shows. If the sale takes place at the gun show or any other place between private persons then Minnesota law does not require a background check.

Background Checks

All FFL dealers will require a background check. There is no requirement for a background check for private sales, however we advise you to keep any sales receipts to verify ownership of the firearm.

Exemptions from Background Checks

There are no exemptions from background checks, even if you have a permit to carry. If you have a carry permit that has an expiry date of Aug. 1, 2019 or later this qualifies as an alternative to the FBI NICS background check. Of course you can still avoid a background check by purchasing privately.

Waiting Period

If a person has a Permit to Carry or a Purchasing License then there is no waiting period after the firearm has been purchased. If those permits are not produced then there is a 5 - 7 day waiting period if the firearm is purchased from a FFL. In some cases the chief of police or sheriff can give a waiver.

Registering Handguns

There is no requirement in Minnesota to register a handgun.

Minimum Age

The minimum age to possess and transport a handgun in Minnesota is 18.

Purchasing Process

  • In Minnesota you will need either a Permit to Carry a Pistol or a permit to Transfer/Purchase a Firearm to buy or transfer the ownership of a pistol.
  • To apply for a Permit to Transfer/Purchase a Firearm you will need to submit the application in person to your local sheriff's office or chief of police or the county sheriff's office. Some form of state ID such as a drivers license will be required.
  • When your application is submitted the sheriff's office will run a background check, this can take up to 7 days to complete. If you clear the check then a Permit to Transfer/Purchase will be mailed to you. The permits are valid for a period of 1 year from it's issue date.
  • If you are only purchasing one firearm you can often apply directly at the gun shop. There may be a fee for this service and a background check will still be required.

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Minnesota Licensing Offices

Where is my local firearms licensing office?
  • Minnesota residents only option is to apply at their local Sheriff's office.
  • Non-residents of Minnesota have a few more options. They can file an application with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or at any Minnesota county sheriffs office.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension only deals with non-resident CCW permits and will not accept applications from Minnesota residents. Clicking on the link will provide more information at their website.

Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety

1430 Maryland Ave. East
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: (651) 793-7000
Fax: (651) 793-7001
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm

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David
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David

I’m a Minnesota resident with ccw permit. On usa carry website it shows South Carolina as reciprocity but your website does not show that. Who’s correct?

wayne
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wayne

SC has restricted reciprocity, it will only accept resident permits.

Stan Robertson
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Stan Robertson

I am an NRA Certified Instructor, and certified RSO. I also have my CCW. I live in Oklahoma. We honor MN permits, but MN does not honor ours. I was not given a reason why, only that the MN legislative dept. made it so. So I am certified to TEACH in MN, but cannot CARRY in MN?….I’ve reached out to the OK SDA (Self Defense Act) to see if OK can amend the laws, so that MN permits are no longer valid in OK. It only seems fair that we not recognize MN permits, since MN does not recognize ours.

Chris
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Chris

Why wouldn’t you try to lobby MN to change their law?
Making permits more restrictive because one state doesn’t have their act completely together isn’t helpful. More restrictions are not needed; if your are an NRA instructor then you should be advocating to expand people’s ability to carry. If it was the other way around, I would be happy that people from OK could carry in MN even if I couldn’t carry in OK. My beef wouldn’t be with the ability of others to carry but with the state itself. Your logic is flawed and oddly passive aggressive.

Matt
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Matt

I agreed with Chris here.

christian roloff
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christian roloff

Minnesota has too many anti-gun liberal legislative members. That’s why

Terry
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Terry

Because our State is run by assholes! Sorry and thank you for honoring ours!

Mike
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Mike

Is a Permit required to carry a pre 1899, antique or reproduction pistol?

Rgr275
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Rgr275

Yes any combination of a firearm all steel construction and or polymer frame or any object that can deliver a ballistic gel penetration measurement of greater than 1/947th must be regulated/registered and accompanied with the states rights to bear arms documentations when asked by any law enforcement agency documented encounters.

Guest
Guest
Guest

I have had a conceal carry permit for about three years and now my kid is thinking about getting one. He had a felony dwi ( .17) about five years ago. Will that stop him from getting his permit?

Guest
Guest
Guest

I am not an expert but from what I have read while looking into getting my carry permit, you cannot even receive a permit to purchase a handgun if you have a felony. I’m guessing it’s the same, if not more strict, for a permit to carry

Tom Smith
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Tom Smith

Getting an expungement is relatively easy you don’t necessarily have to have a lawyer to do it either

Guest
Guest
Guest

Being a felon..

Blake
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Blake

Unfortunately yes, any convicted felonies that are permanently on your record will disqualify you from being able to attain your permit.

Justin
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Justin

Can a Felon of the 5th Degree non violent get a CCW in Minnesota as a non resident. Also I have legally passed a federal background check and purchased a fireman. Thanks

Guest
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Guest

You shouldn’t have been able to purchase. When they ask you if you’ve been convicted of a felony did you say yes? That would have been illegal saying no.

gyrfalcon
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gyrfalcon

Justin, did you get a felony 5th degree drug charge? If so did the felony charge include probation and a stay of imposition? If it did and you completed your probation correctly the felony charge may have been automatically reduced.

Drew
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Drew

I find it interesting that you need to have a permit to open carry in MN. That sounds to me kind of a contradiction of our 2nd amendment right…

Secondly that is upsetting that MN doesn’t respect military training of small arms. If honorably discharged from the military there should be no need for additional training. Seams like MN is just trying to have businesses make money off this conceal and carry permitting process. Someone in legislation is being supported or bought out by trainers that will be making money from this rule.

Rob Doar
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Rob Doar

LOL. Check out our history of governors since 2005 when Shall Issue became law. Not fans of 2A.

kevin
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kevin

our local minnesota dmv, which is a state facility, has signage for no weapons allowed per the building mgmnt. is this possible , (1) without a corresponding statute on the sign? (2) its a public place (RENTED)?

Rob Doar
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Rob Doar

Many places where you get tabs and licenses are local registrars for MN Driver and Vehicle Services that are actually private businesses.

If it is a state run center, then they cannot ban.

Mike
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Mike

No, the can’t legally post that.

Millie Hue
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Millie Hue

It’s great to know that the permit can be given to non-residents as well, but you can get one through the sheriff. I will share this information with a friend of mine since they will be visiting us for a couple of weeks this month and next month. She just talked to me about her concerns with her husband’s gun since he plans to bring it with him no matter where they go. He just got it last month that is why there are some laws and rules that they don’t know yet. Thanks! https://www.osseogunclub.com/mn-permit-to-carry-class.html

Ryan
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Ryan

Can a felon have muzzle loaders in mn if so what kind

Kaiser C.
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Kaiser C.

I’m 99% sure Minnesota doesn’t consider muzzle loaders to be real guns, so I don’t think it’d be illegal.

I’ll look it up and get back to you later on it.

Dylan
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Dylan

Yes a felon can own a black powder rifle or shotgun

Rob Doar
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Rob Doar

NO!

In State vs. Haywood, a felon was convicted under possessing a firearm statute for a BB GUN.

The State supreme court did overturn the conviction, but held that:

“Firearm means a device designed to be used as a weapon, from which is expelled a projectile by the force of any explosion or force of combustion.”

Marc
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Marc

Well I guess they didn’t know the difference between combustion and release of air pressure.

Laura
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Laura

I was once told by law enforcement a slingshot could be considered a firearm if the right amount of damage is done. 🙁

Jim
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Jim

I am a Wisconsin Resident with a Wisconsin CCW. I was told by a local sherriff that I cannot carry in Minnesota, i.e. Minnesota does not have reciprocity with Wisconsin. Is this true? Can someone give me that exact law that states my permit is acceptable???

LKR
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LKR

This is true. You cannot legally carry in MN with a WI permit. MN does NOT honor permits from WI. However, WI will honor permits from MN. This is perhaps why you’re confused. This link is extremely helpful and given to me by my CCW course instructor: https://www.usacarry.com/concealed_carry_permit_reciprocity_maps.html

Barbara Ramos
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Barbara Ramos

You can carry in Minnesota.

Barbara Ramos
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Barbara Ramos

I’m sorry I was wrong. Minnesota can carry in Wisconsin but Wisconsin cannot carry in Minnesota.

Kaiser C.
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Kaiser C.

As a resident of Minnesota, that’s a bit crap to be honest.

Try to grab an out of state permit at a cheap county, like Benton.

KRS
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KRS

so can you or cant you carry a firearm in places that post a sign out front banning firearms…?
Above under the section labeled “Where You Can Not Carry” has a bullet point saying you cant, but below that in the section “Details on Minnesota Gun Laws” is says under “no weapon signs enforced” that theres nothing in mn laws referring to the signs and that theres no law or penalties for carrying a weapon in private property or business that has posted these signs.. So im confused, can you or cant you??

Michael
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Michael

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/624.714 See Subd. 17. Posting; trespass.
Technically you can. Even with the sign posted the owner/representative must make a reasonable request informing you that firearms are not allowed and you must leave. If you do not leave you can be charged with a misdemeanor. This only applies to private and businesses there are still locations where you cannot carry a firearm under MN statutes.

Dan
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Dan

I turned 21 a couple months ago. The new ID’s are behind so I’ll have to wait another 4 months to get it. I do not have a passport. I did the conceal and carry class and passed so I have my certificate. All I have is a void stamped license with my yellow papers will the county accept that?

JIF
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JIF

They should

Edgardo Barreto
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Edgardo Barreto

Your CCP is tied to the state ID number you use for applying. You must carry your permit and the ID you used for applying always together. The yellow paper has no ID number, that is why the Sheriff will most probably not use it. My recommendatiin is to wait it out.

Peter
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Peter

If I am open carrying my weapon and an officer approaches me and demands my permit, do I have to oblige?

Michael
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Michael

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/624.714 Subd. 1b.Display of permit; penalty

The statute doesn’t differentiate between open or conceal carry. MN permits are carry permits allowing both.

The holder of a permit to carry must have the permit card and a driver’s license, state identification card, or other government-issued photo identification in immediate possession at all times when carrying a pistol and must display the permit card and identification document upon lawful demand by a peace officer…

Dylan
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Dylan

Yes, you dont have to tell them you are carrying but if they ask you must

Pearcy marks
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Pearcy marks

If someone has a gross misdemeanor dwi. Are they able to still get a conceal and carry? Would the dwi affect anything.

John dough
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John dough

As long as it’s not a felony DWI, then you can get one.

Donte Bailey
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Donte Bailey

I have a 5th degree domestic misdemeanor when I was 21. I’m now 42. Can I get a permit to carry? Also can I get a license to buy a hand gun?

Jenna
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Jenna

No. Any domestic automatically disqualifies you. I had a 5th degree assault when I was 12 and it almost affected my permit to carry because somewhere along the lines it got listed as a domestic. The sheriff and I spent a month tracking down any record to prove it wasn’t domestic and since I was a juvenile it was nearly impossible but the police station had the 1st page of the report which explained enough to show it wasn’t domestic.

Dan
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Dan

Does Michigan honor Minnesota carry permit?

Rich
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Rich

Yes, I have a map for MN if you lake I can email it to you or anyone that would like it.

Jim
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Jim

Go to usacarry.com. All states are listed there.

Brian M
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Brian M

NEED TO FIX. In the summary box, it says for No Weapons Signs Enforced NO but when you read where you cannot carry, it states “Private establishments that have posted a sign banning guns on their premises.”

I don’t give my business to anywhere that posts that anyway, unless out of necessity (only choice kinda thing).

I will look at the MN.gov website to be sure, just wanted to mention the error on this page.

Jordan
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Jordan

Not an error. The signs have to meet certain verbiage and location requirements. ‘No Weapons’ does not meet these requirements, and as such, does not carry the weight of the law.

JIF
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JIF

Just to let you know, the owner also has the right to verbally inform you of their policy to ban guns in their premises, doesn’t have a sign posted. You cannot be charged with anything unless you are asked to leave and refuse to do so. Then it would be a $25 trespassing charge. MN 624.714 subd. 17

safetypro
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safetypro

Why training? Well, as a veteran – former LEO – and conceal carry citizen, I am also a career-long trainer/educator. In my professional opinion, to resist training for something as essential – critical – as carrying a firearm is sad to me. Why anyone would not immerse in training regarding all aspects of conceal carry is a puzzlement. In spite of my extensive training in firearms carry & use, from 1972 to this very day, I participate in a minimum of 48 hours of continuing education in conceal carry. Opportunities abound to learn more and further develop the discipline needed… Read more »

Ben
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Ben

Only problem I have with mandating training is it makes it harder for those that are financially burdened to have an opportunity to defend themselves. Training takes time and money that less fortunate people do not have. Firearms are not complicated machines and people who do not have financial means, but have the desire and fortitude, can learn what they need from the internet. Certainly any training you have the opportunity to. But don’t mandate it.

Kaiser C.
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Kaiser C.

Yeah, it may be a bit tougher if you’re on a budget, but asking around to friends is a great way to get in some range time. We Minnesotans are pretty okay about guns in general, so just find a buddy with a gun and they’ll probably let you fiddle with it, shoot it, and give it a pet name. All before you’re even thinking about your own CCW. And if you’re visiting from a commie state, most ranges will let you shoot. Some might even give you some handling lessons and shooting techniques if they aren’t too busy at… Read more »

Dave
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Dave

I hear you and appreciate your views. However, people take driving lessons and pay for a license to exert the right to drive. In my humble opinion asking folks to do similar training and licensing for another potentially fatal machine is a worthwhile process. Wish it could all be free but things worth having often aren’t free

John
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John

In addition to MN permit to carry, which out of state permits would maximize number of states (in in terms of reciprocity)?

Steve
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Steve

Minnesota no longer accepts ANY Nevada concealed carry licenses (nor many others). You must either apply for a “non-resident Minnesota license” OR obtain a “resident” or “non-resident” license from an approved state on the Minnesota Reciprocity List, such as Idaho. See below link:

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/administrative/Pages/permit-to-carry-reciprocity.aspx

Former MN state emplyee
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Former MN state emplyee

Just another excuse to make more money for the state.

jerry
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jerry

why do I need to take a class if I have been honorably discharged from army. there is no better training then the army

SCPistolero
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SCPistolero

I think the class is necessary to learn when NOT to shoot. Extremely important.

Zen
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Zen

That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever read, Jerry. You must have been Infantry…

G I Joe
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G I Joe

Take the training. Pay attention. The class helps you prove yourself innocent because the system views you as guilty once you fire on someone.

Bob
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Bob

yeah almost any is better – Semper Fi !!

Dave
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Dave

Revenue…. thanks for your service. Budget it as entertainment…. honestly it is a little scary to me the level of weapon training for non-military. It is one thing to understand engineering of a weapon (good for anyone punching targets in controlled environment) another to decide IF and when (hopefully never) to use in dynamic environment.

Jenna
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Jenna

Honestly my husband served 20 years and I’m more scared of him with a gun than most other people. The habits they teach are scary!!! Not to mention the class definitely teaches how to handle civilian situations to maintain your innocence. It’s quite a bit more broad spectrum than “this is a gun”…