I believe the law is 7 business days (IMO) but wouldn't gripe about the extra three. Mine only took 7 in Rock County.
Fill out a the Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application/Receipt Permit to Purchase/Transfer. Submit the application to your local police chief, or if your municipality does not have a police department, to your county's sheriff. The law enforcement agency will conduct a series of background-related checks to assure you meet eligibility requirements established in state law.
Once those checks are complete, a one-year permit to purchase a handgun in Minnesota will be issued. If you are applying for a permit to transfer the law enforcement agency must notify you of its status within seven days of receipt.
If you are selling a handgun and the buyer has not obtained a permit to purchase, you must notify the local police department or sheriff's office of the potential transaction. Once the law enforcement agency receives the transfer/purchase agreement, the agency has five days to determine the potential buyer's eligibility to possess a handgun.
If you want to make a one-time purchase of a handgun from a dealer and you do not have a permit to purchase, you may apply directly at the gun shop where you will purchase the handgun. The gun shop will require you to complete a consent form that allows them to conduct a name and date-of-birth background check to determine your eligibility to purchase a gun. The gun shops are entitled to charge a fee for this service.
we can buy rifles and shotguns over the counter with a fast back ground check, but hand guns are a different story. just Mn laws. if i had the permit to carry that would take care of the permit to buy also.
but it one step at a time for now.
The PTC as a purchase permit my become void. Senator Latz and Representative Paymar are trying to push through legislation that will strip that function of the Carry Permit. Latz got it through the Senate Judiciary Committee last night and Paymar will try to get it through the House committee on Tuesday.
The only reason they placed a hold is because they need more time. I just had a federal backround check done to get the permit to carry and now they place a hold on me. This whole system doesnt make a whole lot of sense.
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