Minnesota Drops Texas and Missouri from Reciprocity List

By Woody published on in Consumer Information, News

Law Shield recently issued a “Special Alert” to its members about a change in Minnesota’s reciprocity laws that may affect thousands of gun-owners’ travel plans.

Due to recently passed firearms-reform laws, on August 1, 2015, Minnesota no longer recognizes Texas or Missouri concealed-carry licenses. This means Texas and Missouri license holders may no longer legally carry concealed or open in the State of Minnesota using their state-issued carry license.

According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s Permit to Carry Reciprocity webpage, “Missouri passed a law in 2014 to allow 19-year-old military personnel and veterans to obtain a permit.” Also, “Texas passed a law in 2014 to allow 19-year-old military personnel and veterans to obtain a permit.” In both cases, the BCA says, “Minnesota law does not allow issuing permits to anyone under 21.”

Two other states, Wyoming and Utah, were also removed from Minnesota’s 2014 list. See the graphic below for a complete listing.

If you plan to travel through the state of Minnesota this summer, click here to review Law Shield’s advice on how to transport your guns through firearms-hostile states.

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  • Barbara Fee

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    It’s simple, do NOT do business with any company or agency that uses one of these no reciprocity states as their HQ.
    I buy nothing manufactured or grown in NJ, NY, or California to name a few.
    Just like I will never purchase any type of insurance from progressive or GEICO as they are the two most anti American, anti second amendment companies going

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  • GuitFiddle

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    Agreed.

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  • Robert

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    MN law on 21 year olds and older obtaining a CCP is a good law however,
    19 year olds who have served in the military probably know more about guns than the politicians who write these laws. Exceptions should be allowed. To serve in the military and not be able to protect yourself here at home is not right. from that point of view MN law is a poor law.

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  • Thor

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    I wonder if those in Minnesota are aware of the federal law known as the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA). I can carry in their state (and every state) legally regardless of where my legal residence happens to be as a retired LEO. Might just save them the cost of litigation.

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  • Bermudaborn56

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    I spent four yrs in Minnesota as a kid. Lots of hunting with my dad. I ride goldwings (28 so far) all over they country and carry a weapon for my safety (actually needed it once). I spent 7 as a deputy sheriff in okla, 14 yrs in the navy reserves (6 as a sec pol officer) shot expert every 6 mos for all that time with both (and not consecutively). And if the do or don’t except Florida ccw’s I will swing around Minnesota from now on. Bad move Minn.

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    • GuitFiddle

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      I couldn’t agree more. I think it’s stupid that our instructors here in MN can teach a course for US to get a FL permit so that we can carry in more states but our state won’t accept the FL permit! I’ve never understood that. Like I stated previously, I think it comes down to “RED vs BLUE” state politics only. It’s just stupid.

      But everything else in this state I love. Our gun laws are getting better slowly. We now allow suppressors!!! Even after our governor “Vowed to veto any bill that came across his desk with silencers or ‘suppressors’ on it.” About a week later he signed the bill. 😀

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  • Hide Behind

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    ONE NATION , ……. INDIVISABLE WITH LIBERTYAND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
    Odd how a Right , 2nf Amendment can and has been broken up into 50 states interpretations, tems of thousands of written text and all to do with what cannot Be infringed.
    Why is it that all the other Rights are exactly the same in every state?
    There was a lot of truth in what Daniel Webster said about how conscription and a large military would gradually tear away the concept of
    sovereignt of all men and replace it worth by rank and privelege; To tear apart an individuals liberty in service to the state, All Rights to be resting
    in the hands of powerful financial and political interest. Thereby reducing a Right into privelege with a man being no better than the serfs and conscription yeoman of monarchys..
    By letting 2nd get infringed we now find one states rulings erodes the Original Rights of two other states peoples.

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  • RP

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    Missouri requires class room time and qualification with a firearm to receive your CCW.

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  • RPK

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    For you uneducated Yankees in Minnesota, Texans are required to take a formal classroom course prior to demonstrating firearms proficiency on the range with a state certified instructor. I have nearly 37 consecutive years of firearms experience in the military, law enforcement and corrections. I have as much, IF NOT MORE fireamrs experience than most residents of Minnesota. As “Dan” cited in the previous post and as far as I am concerned, there has been no reason to go to Minnesota the past 56 years and I can see no reason to do so in the future.

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    • GuitFiddle

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      No need to be hostile or call anyone uneducated as you don’t know anyone’s education background on this forum. That was the “reasoning” behind prior non-reciprocity claims in the past (ND for example). At least that’s what was “stated.”
      There is probably a lot more politics behind the reasoning as I always suspected this was the reason between MN and ND. They don’t get along well politically.
      All CCW laws are evolving rapidly and they are hard to keep up with from year to year. I hope that one day soon Congress will be able to pass a National Carry Law.
      I personally have no problem with someone as well trained as you say you are carrying in any state. Even Chicago and DC!!! 😀 This should be allowed on a Federal level.

      On a side note, Minnesota is a great state full of uninhabited wilderness. It just sad that politics obscures the truth.

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    • Henry

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      “On a side note, Minnesota is a great state full of uninhabited wilderness.”

      It’s just a shame that Minnesotans keep electing it to public office. :-(

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  • GuitFiddle

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    As a Minnesotan I think it has more to do with the fact that our current CCW permit requires the holder to complete a “Training Course” and in that course “Demonstrate” proper safety and knowledge of the firearm. This is why ND and MN now have reciprocity as the ND “enhanced” permit includes a “class” which makes it compliant with most other states.

    About the military personnel; I agree 100% they should be allowed to CC anything in any state so long as they are either “Active” status or in the reserves as they are continuously required to demonstrate proper handling of a firearm. In MN we are only required to do it every 5 years. Military folks sacrifice enough to protect the rest of us. They shouldn’t have to worry about “how” they can protect themselves.

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  • Dan

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    NO reason to go to Minnesota.

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