2013 MN Firearm Bills Guide
St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A number of bills in both the Minnesota House and Senate are being proposed this legislative session in the wake of recent tragedies across the country.
House BillsHF0307 Permit to carry application required to be made to a chief of police of a municipality, and if no chief of police, to a county sheriff. HF0298 Firearms regulation by local units of government allowed in certain circumstances. HF0294 Firearms restoration eligibility for persons who have become ineligible and persons who have been denied a permit to carry a handgun judicial challenge processes modified. HF0285 Firearm lawful possession modified. HF0244 Firearm loss or theft false report crime established, crime of transferring firearms to an ineligible person expanded, and a person convicted of these crimes made ineligible to possess a firearm. HF0243 Large-capacity magazine crime established for the manufacture, transfer, or possession of ammunition feeding devices with the capacity to accept more than seven rounds or any conversion kit, part, or combination of parts; terms defined; and criminal penalties provided. HF0242 Large-capacity magazine crime established for the manufacture, transfer, or possession of ammunition feeding devices with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds or any conversion kit, part, or combination of parts; terms defined; and criminal penalties provided. HF0241 Assault weapons; crime established for manufacturing, transferring, or possessing assault weapons; existing assault weapon disposal or registration provided for; terms defined; data classified; language clarified; and penalties provided. HF0240 Mental health screening improved for persons applying for firearm permits. HF0239 Persons who possess guns on private property after being ordered to leave the premises equal penalties established. HF0238 Offenders who unlawfully possess firearms on school properties equal penalties established. HF0237 Pistols and semiautomatic military-style assault weapon transfer and firearm possession eligibility provisions modified, and criminal penalties provided. HF0184 Centralized register of individuals who voluntarily wish to be ineligible to purchase firearms for a self-determined period of time maintenance and creation required; acceptance of voluntary surrender of firearms and ammunition from persons on the voluntary register and establishment of procedures for return of the firearms and ammunition upon request by chiefs of police and sheriffs mandated. HF0178 Retired peace officers authorized to carry a pistol without a permit, and law enforcement agencies required to issue identification to former officers who qualify to carry without a permit. HF0169
Muzzleloader scope use allowed.
SF0236 Firearms safety certificate course of instruction wildlife identification portion online completion authorization SF0235 Lawful firearms possession and crime of violence modifications SF0205 Pistols and semiautomatic military-style assault weapons transfers and possession eligibility; criminal penalty provisions SF0109 Laser sights permits use by visually impaired persons authorization SF0083 Scopes on muzzleloaders authorization SF0069 Retired peace officers firearm carry without permit authorization SF0064 Convicted violent felons gun ownership rights restoration authorization SF0046 Firearms possession restoration for violent felons repeal