posted on May, 28 2003 @ 06:12 PM
New gun law goes into effect
by Joni Astrup
Sheriffs across Minnesota are gearing up for the implementation of Minnesota’s controversial new gun permit law, which goes into effect today
(Wednesday, May 28).
“I’m not saying that the law is good or bad, but ... we have taken a lot of calls,” Sherburne County Sheriff Bruce Anderson said.
Some are from people interested in obtaining a permit to carry a handgun; others are from people concerned about the new law.
“People are fearful of guns, especially when they can see them on a person,” Anderson said.
The new gun permit law, called the Minnesota Citizens’ Personal Protection Act, was passed by the Minnesota Legislature last month and signed into law
by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The new law is less restrictive than the old one, which gave police chiefs and sheriffs the discretion to approve or deny gun
permits based on employment needs or personal protection.