Minnesota's New Overreaching Gun Control Law Goes Into Effect Today

The Democrat Gun Control provisions tucked into the Omnibus Public Safety Policy & Finance Bill (SF 2909) officially takes effect today, August 1st. These new rules make bring new barriers to purchase, transfer, and own firearms in Minnesota.

Specifically, this means that the state is now practicing universal background checks. Here’s what that means if you are a current or prospective gun owner. 

  • When transferring a “semiautomatic military-style assault weapon” (their language, not ours) or pistol, you now need to either go to a federal firearms licensee (FFL) or keep a paper record of the transfer which must be kept by both parties. 
  • Already on the books -- anyone who is looking to purchase a “semiautomatic military-style assault weapon” will need to apply for a permit to purchase or a permit to carry. The change to the law now allows your county/police chief 30 days to approve or deny, instead of the previous 7 days. 
  • These rules also give an incredible amount of authority to county sheriffs as to whether or not a permit to purchase or carry is issued. If you think about the incredibly liberal sheriffs in the Twin Cities metro, it is not hard to see this provision abused to deny law-abiding citizens the right to purchase a firearm.


Sadly, the worst is yet to come. When Red Flag Laws take effect on January 1st, 2024, they will know exactly who to take guns away from when the state deems you “unfit” to carry.

Today also marks the beginning Minnesota’s complicated marijuana legalization law. However, law-abiding gun owners will want to stay away. The Federal ATF still bans marijuana consumption for gun owners. Whatever happened to state's rights?


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  • William Beck
    published this page in News 2023-08-01 12:54:05 -0500