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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                        CHAPTER 144-H.F.No. 576 
           An act relating to local government; setting authority 
          to regulate firearms and related matters; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1984, sections 624.7132, 
          subdivision 16; and 624.717; proposing coding for new 
          law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471; repealing 
          Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 624.718. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [471.633] [FIREARMS.] 
    The legislature preempts all authority of a home rule 
charter or statutory city including a city of the first class, 
county, town, municipal corporation, or other governmental 
subdivision, or any of their instrumentalities, to regulate 
firearms, ammunition, or their respective components to the 
complete exclusion of any order, ordinance or regulation by them 
except that:  
    (a) a governmental subdivision may regulate the discharge 
of firearms; and 
    (b) a governmental subdivision may adopt regulations 
identical to state law.  
    Local regulation inconsistent with this section is void.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 624.7132, 
subdivision 16, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 16.  [LOCAL REGULATION.] This section shall be 
construed to supersede municipal or county regulation of the 
transfer of pistols except more restrictive regulation in cities 
of the first class. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 624.717, is 
amended to read:  
    624.717 [LOCAL REGULATION.] 
    Sections 624.711 to 624.716 shall be construed to supersede 
municipal or county regulation of the carrying or possessing of 
pistols and the regulation of Saturday Night Special Pistols 
except more restrictive regulation in cities of the first class. 
    Sec. 4.  [REPEALER.] 
    Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 624.718, is repealed. 
    Approved May 17, 1985