Minnesota Gun Training By Andrew Rothman

Concealed Carry Permit?

Here's the thing: Minnesota doesn't have a "Concealed Carry" law. There's no CCW license, CCP, CWP or "Conceal and Carry."

Minnesota has a "Permit to Carry." It doesn't -- and it never has -- require you to conceal the pistol*.

"Andrew's class is very beneficial and covers every aspect you could possibly want to learn about handguns. If [a topic] is not originally set in the curriculum, he is more then happy to include it if you have questions about it. His class is for the person who wants to learn, not the person that just wants to take the class and get the permit as quick as possible."
- Sam*

* name changed for privacy

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It's easy to understand why people call it a Minnesota "Concealed Carry" permit. That's what the newspapers and the TV stations call it. It was even the name of the grassroots organization that helped get the shall-issue carry law passed: Concealed Carry Reform, NOW! (CCRN), now known as the Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance (GOCRA).

But remember, it's perfectly legal to openly carry a gun in Minnesota, after you get your Carry Permit.


* That doesn't mean that you shouldn't conceal your gun when carrying. Under most circumstances, it's a lot easier and simpler to do so.
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