Record Number of Minnesota Gun Permits Issued in 2021

More Minnesotans received their permits to carry in 2021 than any other year since the state’s Personal Protection Act was enacted in 2003.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released data Tuesday showing that Minnesotans applied for 110,078 permits. Sheriffs issued a total of 106,488 firearm permits in 2021. That’s up 10% compared to 2020 when 96,554 permits were issued, which was until now the all-time record.

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