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 2016, Minnesota had the seventh-lowest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. 432 people lost their lives from firearm-related injuries in Minnesota that year. According to 2016 Firearms Trace Data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Minnesota supplied the eighth lowest number of crime guns to other states per capita, and was a net importer of crime guns.

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