Minnesota state law contains numerous statutes that regulate the ownership, purchasing, possession, storage, and carrying of firearms within the State of Minnesota.
Minnesota State Statutes
- Game & Fish (but applies elsewhere)
- State Preemption of firearms regulation
Law Enforcement disposition of property
Carrying, purchase, possession, and transfer of firearms and ammunition
- 624.714: Carrying of weapons without permit; penalties (the Minnesota Citizens Personal Protection Act, or "carry law")
- 624.716: Saturday Night Specials prohibited for sale by FFL, manufacture, or assembly
- 624.7131: Transferee permit; penalty (the "Permit to Purchase" law)
- 624.7132: Report of Transfer
- 624.7141: Transfer to ineligible person
- 624.7142: Carrying while under influence of alcohol or controlled substance
- 624.7143: Chemical testing
- 624.717: Local regulation
- 624.7181: Rifles and shotguns in public places
- 624.719: Possession of a firearm by nonresident alien
- 624.7191: Metal-penetrating bullets
Impact of Case Law
While many Minnesota statutes may appear to be quite clear, there are decades of case law where the courts have interpreted the statutes through decisions at the Minnesota Court of Appeals and at the Minnesota Supreme Court.
For more information, please visit our Case Law page.