Minnesota law stipulates that no provision of law “requires or authorizes the registration, documentation, collection, or providing of serial numbers or other data on firearms or on firearms’ owners.”1
The Minnesota Commissioner of Health is prohibited from collecting data on individuals regarding lawful firearm ownership.2
Minnesota allows a person who has received a handgun or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon from a federally licensed dealer to submit a request to the police chief or sheriff who processed the transfer that no record be maintained of the transfer.3 If the police chief or sheriff receives such a request, he or she must return the report of the transfer to that person as soon as possible. Thereafter, no state government employee or agency may maintain a record of the transfer that identifies the transferee.4
See our Registration of Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.