Record number of Minnesotans have permits to carry guns in public


Jeff Wheeler – Star Tribune

Sarah Cade firing an M&P Pro Series in 9mm semi-automatic pistol at the gun club she belongs to in Cedar. ] JEFF WHEELER ï Sarah Cade is a young, bi-racial, liberal woman. She's also a self-described gun nut and gun rights advocate. Cade, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, owns an AR-15, shoots competitively, and has a concealed carry permit. Cade was photographed at the Beaverbrook Tri-County Sportsmen's Club in Cedar Thursday evening, April 26, 2018.

A record 301,268 Minnesota civilians have permits to carry a firearm in public, a number that has nearly doubled over the past six years.

Minnesota sheriffs issued 51,404 new five-year permits in 2019, with residents from Hennepin, Anoka and Dakota counties applying in the highest numbers.


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