Minnesota DPS Announces Updated List of Out-of-State Handgun Carry Permits Recognized

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Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- On Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety released a list of out-of-state handgun carry permits that are now recognized as valid in Minnesota.

This change is a result of NRA-supported legislation passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 2015.

Minnesota now recognizes permits from:

  • Delaware
  • Idaho (enhanced permit only)
  • Illinois
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota (enhanced permit only) – ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has announced that North Dakota will now recognize Minnesota carry permits
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota (enhanced permit only)

This will now allow law-abiding citizens with valid permits to better protect themselves and their families while traveling to Minnesota.

Unfortunately, following a long-delayed review of Minnesota’s permit recognition by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, DPS announced that Minnesota will no longer recognize the following states due to changes in their carry laws over the last several years:

  • Missouri – Reason Given: Missouri allows 19-year-old military personnel and veterans to obtain a permit. Minnesota law does not allow issuing permits to anyone under 21.
  • Texas – Reason Given: Texas allows 19-year-old military personnel and veterans to obtain a permit. Minnesota law does not allow issuing permits to anyone under 21.
  • Wyoming – Reason Given: Wyoming law gives local sheriffs discretion to issue permits to 18 – 21-year-olds.  Minnesota law does not allow issuing permits to anyone under 21.  In addition, Wyoming law does not require permit holders to demonstrate shooting proficiency. Minnesota law requires training to include shooting proficiency.
  • Utah – Reason Given: Utah law does not require permit holders to demonstrate shooting proficiency. Minnesota law requires training to include shooting proficiency.

Your NRA-ILA is currently exploring options to resolve these issues and to further expand the list of carry permits from other states that Minnesota recognizes.

If you have any questions regarding validity of out-of-state handgun carry permits in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner’s office can be reached at (651) 201-7160.

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Lt4545

I hav’nt ever been there but now if I’m visiting the UP and Green Bay I might pass through ,good to know that my ccl. S finally recognized by another state in the region

Dr. Strangelove

Well, MN did elect Jesse Ventura and Al Franken so it’s not surprising. They recognize the People’s Rebulik of Illinois but not Iowa right next door. Well, I’ll still go there on business because it’s my job, but I won’t be spending any money.

TEX

Minn.is one of them places I’ve never been to and never will. To hell with ’em !

Brad

Good, we don’t want you up here keep your slimy ass down in Texas where all the other retards are.

diamondearthday57

both you 2 are dumb Phucks. Divide and conquer and over a stupid piece of paper
none of us should have to have. Well done boys.