Before you may legally wear and carry a regulated firearm, you must possess and maintain on your person the MSP-issued Handgun Wear and Carry Permit.
State and Federal Firearm Law
Home Firearm Safety
Practical Handgun Mechanisms and Operation
Safe Handgun Proficiency and Use Demonstration
Live Fire Range Qualification
Wear and Carry Permits may be issued to any adult (18 years of age or over) who meets the following criteria:
An applicant between 18 and 21 years of age may only be issued a wear and carry permit to possess a regulated firearm required for employment. - P.S. 5-133 (d)(2)(v)
Has not been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor for which a sentence of imprisonment for more than one year has been imposed; or convicted of a criminal offense for which you could have been sentenced to more than 2 years incarceration.
Has not been convicted of a crime involving the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance;
Is not presently an alcoholic, addict, or habitual user of a controlled dangerous substance unless under legitimate medical direction;
Based on an investigation, has not exhibited a propensity for violence or instability that may reasonably render the person’s possession of a handgun a danger to the person or others;
Has a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun, such as finding that the permit is necessary as a reasonable precaution against danger.
*A criminal background check is conducted for all applicants when submitting application after training.