Minnesota Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Minnesota Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Minnesota gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Minnesota can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Minnesota State Constitution

The Minnesota state constitution contains nothing specific related to the right to bear or keep arms and the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

Government is instituted for the security, benefit and protection of the people, in whom all political power is inherent, together with the right to alter, modify or reform government whenever required by the public good.

Minnesota Gun Laws

Minnesota Hunting Rules & Regulations

Minnesota Shooting Ranges

Minnesota Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

Minnesota NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Minnesota Gun Shows and FFLs

Minnesota's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Minnesota Elected Public Officials

Minnesota Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Minnesota State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Firearm Background Check Data

Background check types

The transaction types Permit, Permit Recheck, Handgun, Long Gun, Other, Multiple and Admin on the chart are for background checks initiated by an officially-licensed Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) or criminal justice/law enforcement agency prior to the issuance of a firearm-related permit or transfer.

Multiple indicates a background check where more than one type of firearm is associated to a single background check.

Admin indicates the administrative checks that are for other authorized uses of the NICS.

Pre-Pawn background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees seeking to pledge or pawn a firearm.

Redemption background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to regain possession of a firearm after pledging or pawning a firearm as security at a pawn shop.

Private Sale background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to possess a firearm from a private party seller who is not an officially-licensed FFL.

Return to Seller-Private Sale background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to possess a firearm from a private party seller who is not an officially-licensed FFL.

Best Gun-Friendly States Ranking

Overall Freedom Ranking

Business Tax Climate Rankings