Minnesota Gun Laws

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Minnesota State permit reciprocity

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Minnesota permit to carry

382,187

Permits Issued

5.6 Million

State Population

8% Population

With a Permit

$100

Initial Fee

5 Years

Permit Valid

15 States

MN Honors

32 States MN

Permit Valid In

22 States MN

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Minnesota concealed carry laws

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Minnesota CCW permit licensing offices

Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Minnesota Department 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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    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 Minnesota's.

    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.

    Minnesota Permit Reciprocity

    What states honour a Minnesota CCW permit?

    How Minnesota Honors Other States Permits

    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.

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    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
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    Washington
    Wyoming New Jersey
    New York

    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

    Permitless Carry

    21
    States
    No permit required in these states
    Alaska3

    Arizona3
    Arkansas3
    Iowa3
    Idaho1
    Kansas3
    Kentucky3
    Maine3
    Mississippi1
    Missouri2
    Montana1
    New Hampshire1
    North Dakota1
    Oklahoma3
    South Dakota1
    Tennesse3
    Texas3
    Utah3
    Vermont1
    West Virginia3
    Wyoming3


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

    Minnesota Permit Reciprocity

    What states honour a Minnesota CCW permit?
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    Minnesota Permit Info

    Permit applications, renewals & training
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    Overview

    Everything you need to get a Minnesota permit to carry
    All individuals under Minnesota law are required to obtain a permit to carry a handgun in public. You do not need a permit to carry a handgun around your home or place of business, more details are in the statutes section below. The permit to carry is also valid as a permit to purchase and can be used to make unlimited purchases until the permit expires.


    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.
    • No felony conviction
    • 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 ConditionsOriginalRenewal
    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.

    Statutes

    Application - Minnesota CCW Permit

    Applying 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
    Check that you have these 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).

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    Renewal - Minnesota CCW Permit

    How to renew your Minnesota permit to carry
    Some Sheriff's offices will inform permit holders via mail when their permit is about to expire. However, this is not required by law so you cannot rely on getting a renewal notice. It is up to the permit holder to know their permits expiry date. You also need to factor in that a handgun safety course will need to be passed before any renewal application can be filed.

    1
    First of all check your permits expiry date with the Expiration Dates list below. How you proceed will be determined as to were your permits expiry date fits into the list. For example if 31 days has elapsed since the expiry date then you cannot renew the permit and will need to apply for a new one.
    2
    You will need to complete an authorised firearms training course within one year before you file your renewal application. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to complete the course before the expiry date on your permit and do not leave everything to the last minute.
    3
    Download the renewal application form. This is the same form used for initial permit applications and all you need to do is check the renewal box on the form. Fill the form out but DO NOT sign it as it needs to be signed under oath at the Sheriff's Office.
    4
    Check that you have these documents;
    • Renewal form
    • Photocopy of your firearms training certificate
    • A state drivers license or state ID card or the photo page of your passport.
    • I-551 or I-151 card if you are not a US citizen but a permanent resident.
    5
    Take the documents to the sheriff’s office in your county of residence. Non-residents can deliver the documents to any Minnesota sheriff's office. You will need to sign the renewal form under oath.

    Minnesota law requires that all permits be renewed in person.
    6
    Pay the fee and obtain your receipt. The County Clerk is required to issue a license or disqualification notice within 45 days after you fingerprints have been taken.

    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

    Training - Minnesota CCW Permit

    What training is required for a Minnesota permit to carry
    Under Minnesota law applicants for a concealed carry permit are required to provide evidence that they have completed a training course on the safe use of a handgun within 1 year of either a permit application or renewal. The course must be provided by a certified instructor.


    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.

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    Minnesota Permit Info

    Permit applications, renewals & training
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    Minnesota Gun Laws

    Everything you need to know
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    SubjectHand GunLong GunNotes
    Ammunition restrictions
    Assault weapon lawAssault weapons can be purchased by persons 18 or older with a permit to purchase or a permit to carry for persons 21 or older.
    Background checksBackground checks are not required for private sales.
    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.
    Firearm registration
    Magazine capacity restriction
    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
    Peaceable journey law

    Provided a gun is unloaded, in a case and legally possessed it my be transported in a motor vehicle.
    Purchase permit requiredFor 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.
    Restriction on NFA weapons

    Short-barreled shotguns and machine guns are prohibited. Short-barreled rifles and sound suppressors are legal.
    State preemption of local restrictions

    Discharge of firearms can be regulated by municipalities within their borders.
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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 have 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.

    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)


    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.

    Statutes

    Minnesota Court Cases

    CourtCaseDateDescription
    MN Appeals CourtAO7-1315/02/08Churches allowed to ban firearms
    MN Supreme CourtC8-98-966/17/99Self defense ruling
    Click on the case number to view.

    Minnesota Gun Laws

    Everything you need to know
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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.

    Restricted Carry Locations

    Places off-limits for CCW carry in Minnesota
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    No CCW carry allowed

    The following locations are off-limits to any person carrying a handgun. This includes persons who have a permit to carry from Minnesota or any other state.
    Restricted
    Minnesota bans firearms in the following places;
    • 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;
    Federal Law - Prohibits carry in the following locations

    Permitted

    Places you can legally carry a firearm
    • Carry in restaurants that serve alcohol?  Yes, provided you are not under the influence or the business is not posted.
    • Carry in my vehicle without a permit? No (Yes if the firearm is unloaded and cased)
    • Carry in roadside rest areas? Yes, with a permit.
    • Carry in State parks, forest recreation areas and wildlife management areas? Yes
    • Carry when traveling by private plane? Yes
    • Carry in places of worship? The church is entitled to post a NO GUNS sign since it is a private property.

    Statutes

    Restricted Carry Locations

    Places off-limits for CCW carry in Minnesota

    Purchasing Guns in Minnesota

    What you need to know
    Minnesota is a state that requires a permit to purchase any handgun. This applies to purchases, sales and any gift, loan, assignment or other delivery from another person. The permit to carry doubles as a permit to purchase and will allow unlimited purchases while the permit is valid.
    • 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.


    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.

    Statutes

    Purchasing Guns in Minnesota

    What you need to know

    Licensing Offices

    Where to apply for a CCW license

    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.

    • 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.
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    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

    Licensing Offices

    Where to apply for a CCW license
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    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

    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.
     
    SubjectHand GunLong GunNotes
    Ammunition restrictions
    Assault weapon lawAssault weapons can be purchased by persons 18 or older with a permit to purchase or a permit to carry for persons 21 or older.
    Background checksBackground checks are not required for private sales.
    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.
    Firearm registration
    Magazine capacity restriction
    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
    Peaceable journey law

    Provided a gun is unloaded, in a case and legally possessed it my be transported in a motor vehicle.
    Purchase permit requiredFor 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.
    Restriction on NFA weapons

    Short-barreled shotguns and machine guns are prohibited. Short-barreled rifles and sound suppressors are legal.
    State preemption of local restrictions

    Discharge of firearms can be regulated by municipalities within their borders.
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      =  NO
     =  Not Applicable

    FAQ on Minnesota CCW

    Answers to questions on Minnesota CCW laws

    Minnesota CCW Links

    Important links for CCW in Minnesota

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