as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/01/2022 11:47am
A bill for an act
relating to firearms; establishing the age of eligibility to apply for a permit to carry
a pistol at 18 years of age; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 624.714,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 624.714, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Applications by Minnesota residents for permits to carry shall be made to the county sheriff
where the applicant resides. Nonresidents, as defined in section 171.01, subdivision 42,
may apply to any sheriff.
(b) Unless a sheriff denies a permit under the exception set forth in subdivision 6,
paragraph (a), clause (3), a sheriff must issue a permit to an applicant if the person:
(1) has training in the safe use of a pistol;
(2) is at least deleted text begin21deleted text endnew text beginnew text end years old and a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States;
(3) completes an application for a permit;
(4) is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under the following sections:
(ii) 609.224, subdivision 3;
(iii) 609.2242, subdivision 3;
(iv) 609.749, subdivision 8;
(vii) 629.715, subdivision 2;
(viii) 629.72, subdivision 2; or
(ix) any federal law; and
(5) is not listed in the criminal gang investigative data system under section 299C.091.
(c) A permit to carry a pistol issued or recognized under this section is a state permit
and is effective throughout the state.
(d) A sheriff may contract with a police chief to process permit applications under this
section. If a sheriff contracts with a police chief, the sheriff remains the issuing authority
and the police chief acts as the sheriff's agent. If a sheriff contracts with a police chief, all
of the provisions of this section will apply.