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*.

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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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