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.