Exclusions to Carry a Firearm

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Minnesota state law (Statute 624.714) establishes criteria for Permit to Purchase a Handgun/Transfer OwnershipPermit to Carry, and Renewal of Permit to Carry. The Gun Permit Unit background investigation process involves a review of each application as it applies to state and federal criteria. Current permits to carry are also monitored for compliance to state and federal law.

Provided below is listing of some exclusion criteria.

Crimes of violence

Felony conviction

Specified gross misdemeanors

Controlled substance crimes

Domestic assault, order for protection violation, stalking, or harassment

Assault crimes (non-domestic related)

Person charged with a crime

Other exclusions