Several youth groups, including those formed by students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, have started to rally in different locations across the country in an effort to stress the importance of gun control. A group called Teens for Gun Reform, which was organized by students through Facebook staged [more]
The FBI has recently released the official FBI NICS Background Check data for January 2018 and it looks like the country's gun sales are continuing its steady decline. According to the recently published data, estimated firearms sales last month fell by 8 percent. Dealers across the country managed to process [more]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly sent a request for agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives to retrieve more than 4,000 firearms that were purchased last year. The guns to be confiscated are from owners who should have been prohibited from acquiring them in the [more]
The United States Air Force has announced that it has already launched an investigation to find out why the criminal records for Devin Patrick Kelly, the shooter who killed 26 church-goers in Sutherland Springs, weren't forwarded to the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System. According to application forms acquired [more]
Sutherland Springs, Texas - A lone gunman opened fire inside a church during service in a small town in Texas killing at least 26 people and injuring 20 others. The gunman was later identified as 26-year old Devin Patrick Kelley, a former member of the US Air Force. Kelley had [more]
Gun-related shooting incidents have historically caused sudden spikes in firearm sales. The latest incident in Las Vegas, which has been described to be one of the deadliest in the country's history, seems to follow the morbid trend as citizens flock to gun stores to stockpile firearms in case of a [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.