Minnesota Gun Law Summary

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 Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  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.
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Handguns must be unloaded, and contained in a closed and fastened case, gunbox, or securely tied package (624.714)
  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.
  Non-Resident Permits: Non-residents may apply
  Constitutional Carry: No
  Duty to Retreat: Duty to Retreat before using any Force except when in your dwelling (State v. Glowacki)
  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:

  State Contact Info: Minnesota Dept of Public Safety
445 Minnesota St
St Paul MN 55101
  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.
  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.
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