Minnesota Permit to Carry FAQ:

These answers are for information purposes only. Further clarification of the law may be addressed by referring directly to Minnesota State Statute 624.714.

Are you looking to obtain the required training to make application for your Minnesota Permit To Carry A Pistol or have need to renew your current permit?  Contact MID-MINNESOTA SELF-DEFENSE for your firearms training.

If you need your Minnesota civil gun rights restored you'll need the advice from an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process. Choosing the right lawyer will mean finding someone who understand Minnesota gun laws. Jim Fleming is a criminal defense attorney with more than 33 years experience. There are both state and federal laws that can prohibit a person from possessing firearms based upon their criminal history. Often, the laws are duplicative and a person is ineligible under both for the same offense. However, certain offenses can result in a person being ineligible under federal law, but not under Minnesota state law. This is why it is critical to get a seasoned Minnesota gun rights attorney to assist you through the process of firearms restoration.

Additionally, legislation is always changing and here is one example: "Before 2003, a person convicted of a crime of violence was ineligible to possess a firearm for ten years. Minn. Stat. § 609.165, subd. 1a (2002). In 2003, the legislature extended the ban to "lifetime" for any person discharged from sentence or court supervision after August 1, 1993. 2003 Minn. Laws ch. 28, art. 3, §§ 3 at 291; 8 at 296."

You will need the help of an attorney to understand why your gun rights have been denied and to legally obtain a firearms restoration through a petition to the courts. It's important to hire an attorney who understands the legal process and whether or not your individual case has the possibility for a successful outcome. Good cause must exist for restoration of a Petitioner’s firearms rights and demonstration of why you do not pose a threat to others. If a petition is denied, the person may not file another petition until three years have elapsed.

If you value your right to possess a firearm, you need to be represented by an attorney who knows how your conviction may affect your Second Amendment rights. Attorney, Jim Fleming represents people in denials of applications for a permit to purchase, and denials of permits to carry as well as petitioning the court for firearms restoration. He has experience in dealing with these cases as well as the prosecutors and judges in the area. He has successfully handled such cases and is prepared to help you with yours.

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So now that you have your Minnesota Permit To Carry, do you understand the legal aspects and the responsibilities associated with it? Do you know what to expect once the shooting stops and the legal aftermath of the second battle you will face? Attorney, Jim Fleming is the author of the book, "AFTERMATH: Lessons In Self-Defense" which outlines the legal aspects that follow a self-defense shooting. This is information you need to know!