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 2013, Minnesota had the eighth lowest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. In 2009, 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.