Re: Local Laws
Originally Posted by jdinger29
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)...
Concealed carry just passed in July I believe. Nobody except retired law enforcement officers in good standing with their department or off duty cops were allowed to have concealed weapon permits. Pretty proud of Walker and the other Republicans for standing up to the anti-gun lobby here which includes Tammy Baldwin and Herb Kohl. If I read the legislation correctly, this also allows people without a permit to have a concealed weapon in their vehicle, not encased or unloaded. Is it a good idea to let people carry in their car w/o a permit? I think so, but time will tell. The only thing I don't like about the legislation is that the requirements for applying for a permit are not very clear. Many people have been saying that an online video can suffice as "training." They're also talking about not allowing Hunter Safety cards as training because people are taking those classes because the CCW classes are filled up, and then it's making it harder for hunters to obtain a HS card. And they don't really even teach handgun stuff in hunter safety.
Open carry has always been legal here as far as I can remember. I've never done it because I live in Madison, which is the city and people who don't know the law gripe and complain. And even if they do know the law, they disagree with it and just complain anyway because they know the police will ticket you for disturbing the peace & disorderly conduct when they're the ones disturbing the peace and being disorderly.
Samuel Adams once said, "among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."
Last edited by hogger129; 09-17-2011 at 08:36 PM..