ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota residents who have permits to carry handguns may now be able to purchase guns from licensed dealers without the normally required background checks.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Friday that it has determined that Minnesota’s requirements for getting a permit to carry satisfy the background check requirements under federal law for purchasing a firearm.READ MORE: 'This Is A Test For Minnesota': Protesters Outside Governor's Mansion Call For Justice In Derek Chauvin Trial
That means carry permits with expiration dates of Aug. 1, 2019, or later, now qualify as alternatives to usual the FBI instant background checks.READ MORE: Police Seek Suspect In Fatal Shooting Near George Floyd Memorial
ATF Assistant Director Marvin Richardson notes that the change applies only to Minnesota’s permit to carry and not its permit to purchase.MORE NEWS: As Spring Allergies Spike, Doctors Say Test For COVID As A Precaution
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