Minnesota Gun Law Summary Minnesota Gun Laws Open Carry: Prohibited in all public areas unless you have a recognized permit. Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only upon demand of officer State Parks: Concealed handgun carry by recognized permitees allowed Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No specific statutory restriction. Firearms at Colleges: Concealed guns allowed only in locked cars in parking lots 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: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/administrative/Pages/firearms.aspx 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: School property 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: Non-Resident Permits: Disclaimer:While Concealed Carry Inc strives to maintain legal reference information updated on this website; you as the reader and gun owner are responsible to do any and all necessary research and consult with a local attorney before making any decisions. Concealed Carry Inc is not liable for any misinformation, inaccuracies, or actions taken based on this information. We are not attorneys and this information is not legal advice. If you see any information you feel is outdated or incorrect please contact us.