San Antonio, Texas - Ride share drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft are now being given additional incentives to comply with criminal background checks that were made optional late last year. To entice drivers to undergo fingerprint checks, the city has launched a new program that gives drivers [more]
Staff members inside the White House are usually heavily scrutinized and checked before they are allowed to hold any kind of position inside the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. However, reports have revealed that a new set of FBI background checks was apparently [more]
SANTA FE, N.M. - An amended version of the New Mexico extended background check bill is now heading to the house floor. The House Consumer and Public Affairs recently voted 3-1 to approve the new house bill, HB 50, which seeks to extend the requirement of background checks for gun [more]
President Donald Trump's executive order to deny refugees and immigrants from entering the United States sent shockwaves around the country and sparked protest from Muslim and Non-Muslim American citizens. Over the weekend, protest erupted in various locations around the country including several rallies in large airports in New York, Denver, [more]
Gun rights advocates have reportedly now lobbied for the incoming Trump administration to do away with a recently finalized ruling that would collate information gathered from the Social Security System into the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database. The ruling was originally submitted as part of the [more]
The National Rifle Association (NRA) seems to be quite happy with how 2016 had turned out as the organization tweeted the record breaking number of last year's background checks on its official Twitter account. The organization expressed its delight on how Americans are apparently embracing their right to bear arms [more]
|State Permit to Purchase?||No||Yes||§624.7131||Permit to purchase required to transfer handguns through FFL's and for "military-style assault weapons.", Permit to carry doubles as Permit to Purchase.|
|"Assault weapon" law?||Yes||Yes||§624.7131||Does not ban any weapon but places restrictions on acquisition and ownership similar to pistols.|
|Owner license required?||No||No||None||No|
|Carry permits issued?||No||Yes||§624.714||Shall Issue|
|State Preemption of local restrictions?||Yes||Yes||§471.633|
|NFA weapons restricted?||Yes||Yes||§609.67||Machine guns and short-barreled shotguns, unless designated Curios & Relics, are prohibited in most cases. Sound suppressors and some destructive devices are prohibited in most cases.|
|Peaceable Journey laws?||No||No||None||Federal rules observed.|
From may issue to shall issue
May Issue: licensing systems sometimes referred to as discretionary permit systems allow legal authorities to grant licenses to carry concealed firearms to citizens who establish a compelling need for doing so.
Shall Issue: licensing systems often referred to as presumptive right-to-carry laws require authorities to provide a license to any applicant who meets specified criteria.
Minnesota has switched from a may issue state to a shall issue state.