State Law Background

Among other things, Minnesota:

Minnesota does not, however:

Local governments in Minnesota generally lack authority to regulate firearms or ammunition, and Minnesota generally requires county sheriffs to issue a permit to carry a handgun to any applicant who meets certain basic qualifications.

In 2014, Minnesota had the seventh lowest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. A study conducted in 2009 showed that Minnesota supplied the sixth lowest number of crime guns to other states per capita, and was a net importer of crime guns — guns originally purchased in another state that were recovered after being used in a crime in Minnesota.

Minnesota Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Minnesota, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.