Gun Laws in Minnesota

State Law Background

Among other things, Minnesota:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

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 2017, Minnesota had the eighth lowest gun death rate among the states. Minnesota also supplied crime guns to other states at less than half the national rate, and the state imported more crime guns than it exported.

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.


Cost of Gun Violence in Minnesota