Minnesota Gun Laws
Open Carry: Open carry allowed only with permit Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer State Parks: Concealed handgun carry by recognized permitees allowed Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No specific statutory restriction. Firearms at Colleges: Public postsecondary educational institutions are not authorized to prohibit the lawful carrying or possession of firearms by members of the public who are neither their students nor their employees. See Minn. Stat. § 624.714, subd. 18(b) Firearms at K-12 Schools: Ok to keep loaded handgun in trunk or rear storage area of vehicle if you have a recognized permit. Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions Suppressor Ownership: Lawful Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Handguns in a vehicle must be unloaded and fully contained in closed commercial gun cases. Firearm Law Uniformity: State preemption law is in place. Laws should be uniform throughout state Permit Training Requirements: Required to complete a state certified pistol safety training program. Permit Issuing Authority: For residents, the issuing authority is their local Chief of Police or County Sheriff. For Non-Residents you may be issued a license by any Minnesota County Sheriff. May/Shall Issue: Shall issue State Website: link Length of Permit Validity: 5 years Permit Application Process: Complete the required training course and present the fee and your ID at your county sheriff office. Non-Resident Permits: Non-residents may apply Places Off Limits: State Restrictions include:
A childcare center while children are present
Public colleges and universities – may have policy restricting the carrying of weapons on their premises by employees and students while on campus
Private establishments that have posted a sign banning guns on their premises
Private establishments who have personally informed the permit holder that guns are prohibited and demands compliance
Places of employment, public or private, if employer restricts the carry or possession of firearms by is employees
State correctional facilities or state hospitals and grounds (MN Statute 243.55)
Any jail, lockup or correctional facility (MN Statute 641.165)
Courthouse complexes, unless the sheriff is notified (MN Statute 609.66)
Offices and courtrooms of the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
Any state building unless the commissioner of public safety is notified (MN Statute 609.66)
In a field while hunting big game by archery, except when hunting bear (MN Statute 97B.211)
In federal court facilities or other federal facilities (Title 18 U.S.C.§ 930).
Resident Permit Reciprocity: Resident Permits:
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