Map: Permit to carry firearmsby Paul Tosto, Minnesota Public Radio,
Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio
Click on the counties to see counts of currently valid permits from applications received May 2003 to December 2012 and valid on or before December 2012. (from 2012 BCA report starting on .pdf page 251).
We calculated the number of permits per 1,000 residents using the BCA numbers and county population data from 2010 Census
Rock County in southwest Minnesota had 7 valid permits for every 1,000 residents, the lowest of any county. Cook County in the arrowhead showed 52 permits per 1,000, the highest of any county.