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Legal Topics: Weapons

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  • Minnesota Statutes has an index topic for Weapons. Many individual weapons are listed here, although not always by their common names.
  • Minnesota Statutes §624.714, Conceal and Carry Law.
  • Minnesota Statutes §609.66, Dangerous Weapons.
  • Local city or county ordinances.
  • Resources:

  • Firearms Laws in Minnesota: A Guide for Legislators , from the Research Department, Minnesota House of Representatives.
  • Federal Law: Firearms & Ammunition Prohibitions, from the Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project.
  • Permit to Carry FAQ, from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
  • Report on Information Available For Firearms Background Checks, by the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Policy Group .
  • Resources on Minnesota Issues: Firearm Carry Laws, from the Legislative Reference Library.
  • State Firearm Possession Prohibitions, from the Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project.
  • Transporting Firearms in Motor Vehicles, from the The Research Department of the Minnesota House of Representatives
  • If you are attending a costume event, it would be wise to check with the planners for any weapons policies.

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