Handgun Shooting Basics For Women In Minnesota

Women And Handgun Shooting Minnesota MN

Woman Shotgun ShooterShooting is most definitely a thrilling hobby, as well as a means of protecting oneself. There is an extraordinary adrenaline rush, and a sense of pride, and then you do it over again. It’s incredibly exciting. It’s important that women become comfortable using firearms in Minnesota, since guns are some of the best means of protecting themselves against intruders and attackers. One of the best ways to go about turning shooting into a hobby, rather than something strictly for self-defense is to learn about recreational shooting activities in Minnesota, There is Practical Shooting; IDPA shooting that simulates self-defense and real life style encounters.

There is Shotgun competitions, Then there is the extremely exciting sport of 3 – Gun Shooting where your shoot a sporting rifle usually built on an AR – platform, a Shotgun, and an semi-auto pistol. There are also; Action, Silhouette, and Precision shooting competitions. If this is not enough there are also several very specific types of shooting competitions where just Rifles and Shotguns are used. 

New Women Shooters; Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun: What’s the Difference In Minnesota?

Julie, Top Woman CompetitorIt can be a bit confusing to keep these terms separate, especially when you’re in conversation with a gun expert in Minnesota who just prattles on and on! When you’re trying to figure out which type of firearm would work best for your home and/or personal self-defense, it’s important to be able to make an informed decision. Here’s a quick run-down to help you out:

A handgun is a firearm designed to be handheld, in either one or both hands. This can be a Pistol (Semi-auto) or a revolver. Handguns are much more suited to home and especially for personal defense. This is what you would carry around during your daily activities if you get a concealed carry permit in Minnesota. The barrel is much shorter than both a rifle and shotgun, as it’s designed to be held with one or both hands, rather than placed against your shoulder. Most pistol barrels are grooved in a similar manner to that of rifles.

Rifles and Shotguns for New Women Shooters In Minnesota

A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, A rifle barrel is long and has thick walls with spiral grooves cut into the bore. This grooved pattern is referred to as “rifling”. This is one of the best guns for shooting recreationally. With the proper training in Minnesota and choice of a rifle such as one on an AR – Platform it can be used for both sport and home defense. Rifles are very versatile and it is highly recommended that any woman wanting to learn to shoot a handgun should seriously consider adding a rifle into her training program.

A shotgun (also known as a scattergun and pepper gun,) is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot, or a solid projectile called a slug. The shotgun barrel is long and made of thin steel that is smooth on the inside to allow the shot to glide down the barrel without friction since it doesn’t have to withstand quite as much pressure. It’s similar to that of a rifle barrel. This is good for home defense in Minnesota, but be careful of your surroundings. Often, the sound alone of a shotgun “Racking” is formidable enough to make an intruder think twice.

This page outlines just the very basics of the types of firearms in Minnesota that may be best suited for you. Happy shooting!

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Minnesota’s gun control statute was enacted in 1975 in response to the rising tide of Crime in the state. To help allay the fears of gun owners and meet the criticism of opponents, the bill’s supporters stressed the limited nature of the bill. Unlike prior proposals, the law does not contain any provisions for registration of handguns or for confiscation of illegally possessed handguns. Also, the statute deals only with pistols, not with rifles or other long guns. In addressing the issue, the legislature identified the problem as possession of handguns by violence-prone persons and possession of handguns in public places. The legislature sought to attack this problem in three ways. First, the law seeks to prevent ownership of handguns by violence-prone and irresponsible persons. Second, the law prohibits the carrying of handguns in public except under limited circumstances. Third, the law places restrictions on the transfer of handguns.

In 2003 the Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act was signed into law and it required county sheriffs to issue a handgun permit to almost any law-abiding Minnesotan over the age of 21. Businesses that didn't want guns on their premises were required to announce it publicly, leading to the ubiquitous signs that are seen throughout the state.

Minnesota's place in the gun discussion goes beyond hunting and personal defense. The state is also a major manufacturer of gun ammunition.

Open carry is prohibited in Minnesota except for those who have a carry permit. The state has a workplace protection law that protects employees who possess a gun in a vehicle parked on their employer’s property. The state also has a preemption law that prevents county and municipal governments from enacting gun laws more restrictive than state laws, as well as a law that protects firing ranges.

Democrats in Minnesota are pushing a gun confiscation proposal that looks eerily similar to one recently proposed by Democrats in Missouri, The measure uses language that is almost identical to the Missouri proposal, including a requirement that law-abiding gun owners relinquish their so-called "assault" weapons before Sept.1, 2013. Don’t let this happen to your state, Join with US Precision Defense with getting the word out, see our member benefits on our Home page of our website. 

Minnesota is becoming ground Zero for Democrats gun confiscations efforts! Democrats in Minnesota’s legislature have introduced several draconian gun control measures, one of which would ban, and provide for confiscation of all average sized magazines.

In February of 2013 Missouri Democrats introduced an anti-gun bill which would turn law-abiding firearm owners into criminals. Gun owners will have 90 days to turn in their guns if the legislation is passed. (waiting to see if this happens)

Minnesota has a Democratic governor, two Democratic senators, and Democrats control both houses of its Legislature. So it may have come as no surprise when President Obama went there to rally support for his proposals to reduce gun violence. But even in the politically blue state, there's considerable resistance to placing further restrictions on gun ownership.

The gun confiscation legislation in Minnesota should be challenged by those who believe, as Thomas Jefferson did, that citizens have a “right and duty to be at all times armed.” American citizens are also “entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.” For those that ridicule the idea that some lawmakers and anti-second amendment activists want to ultimately confiscate all firearms, think again. Like those who published lists of legal gun owners in several publications recently, the anti-gun politicians know no bounds in their total disregard for our constitution and of which the 2nd amendment is a part of.

Pine County, Minnesota Sheriff Robin Cole sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden saying federally-mandated gun control measure violate his interpretation of the Constitution and won't be enforced in his county if passed. "If the State of Minnesota desires to change current law, then it must do so through the legitimate process of legislation," Sheriff Cole said. "In my opinion it is a moral sin to erode freedom through obscure regulation and administrative rules."

Wright County Sheriff on his view of Guns, “The Second Amendment is Pretty Clear” Sheriff Joe Hagerty said missing information in criminal and mental health databases poses a risk in preventing people who would abuse guns from obtaining them. His stance is the same as that of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association and the Hennepin County Sheriff, which was announced at a press conference: access to guns is the problem, not the type of firearms or number of magazines people are allowed to purchase. It the Criminals access not the law abiding citizen.

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