42,000 people licensed to carry handguns in Minnesota
Star Tribune reported that more than 42,000 people are licensed to carry handguns in the public in Minnesota. 19,147 of those permits are in the seven-county Twin Cities Metro area. However, this amount falls short of the legislative estimate of 90,000 within three years of the 2003 law.
Hennepin County has the most licenses with 6,612. Next is St. Lous County with 3,462, then Anoka, Ramsey, Dakota, Washington, and Scott. Those licensed must be 21, pass a gun training test, and a background check, reported the Star Tribune.