Just wondering what some of the local laws are out there for handguns. In Minnesota one has to apply for a "Permit to Purchase" through the local sheriff. After the proper background check has been completed the permit is mailed and is valid for one year. If you have a Concealed Carry permit you do not need a purchase permit. Is this pretty typical? I am also curious about transport laws. Are they similar to long gun transport laws? (Unloaded, cased in the rear of the vehicle)...