Is Minnesota an Open Carry State?



This is a question we receive quit often in our Minnesota Permit to Carry classes: “Can I legally carry my firearm in the open? Or am I forced to conceal it?”

The short answer is “Yes”. Minnesota is an open carry state. This is why the license is a “permit to carry” not a “conceal carry” one, because in Minnesota, you are allowed to legally carry a firearm in the open if you have a legal and current Minnesota Permit to Carry license.

Now, we don’t recommend that you open carry. We recommend you conceal it anyways, especially with the anti-gun folks in charge of both houses and the Governorship right now. Let’s not stir up any trouble or create reasons for people to contact their legislators to have the laws changed. So, it is our recommendation that you not open carry.

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