Minnesota Gun Training By Andrew Rothman

Concealed Carry Permit?

Here's the thing: Minnesota doesn't have a "Concealed Carry" law. There's no CCW license, CCP, CWP or "Conceal and Carry."

Minnesota has a "Permit to Carry." It doesn't -- and it never has -- require you to conceal the pistol*.

"Andrew provides a comfortable yet forthright learning experience to people from any walk of life. With a strong focus on the legal, practical, and emotional aspects of firearm carry and use, Andrew's class is an excellent choice for those who are interested in taking personal responsibility for their own safety yet are concerned about the stereotypical 'gun culture.'"
- Nick*, 27

* name changed for privacy

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It's easy to understand why people call it a Minnesota "Concealed Carry" permit. That's what the newspapers and the TV stations call it. It was even the name of the grassroots organization that helped get the shall-issue carry law passed: Concealed Carry Reform, NOW! (CCRN), now known as the Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance (GOCRA).

But remember, it's perfectly legal to openly carry a gun in Minnesota, after you get your Carry Permit.


* That doesn't mean that you shouldn't conceal your gun when carrying. Under most circumstances, it's a lot easier and simpler to do so.
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