INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Conceal-carry permits in Minnesota

  • by: Raymond Grumney
  • Updated: July 7, 2012 - 10:39 PM

Since Minnesota passed the Citizens Personal Protection Act, which requires sheriffs to issue handgun permits to law-abiding citizens who pass mental health screenings and background checks, more than 100,000 state residents have received such permits. That's a 10-fold increase since 2003. Statistics show that rural counties, including a large swatch of northern Minnesota, tended to issue more permits than others as a percent of their total population.Please be patient while this visualization loads. Some maps can take longer than others. Star Tribune graphic by RAYMOND GRUMNEY

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