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Join us for 2nd our Saturday meet ups!
A great chance to meet other like-minded people in a casual setting once per month.
We meet up on the second Saturday of each month at a Twin Cities metro area
coffee shop, restaurant or gathering spot. Open carry is welcomed, but not required.
(Note: You must have a valid permit to carry a firearm which is recognized by the state of Minnesota
in order to carry a firearm on your person. Minnesota has no requirement to conceal
if you are carrying; open carry is legal in MN. MN §624.714, Carrying of Weapons)
Upcoming dates for 2nd Saturday 2A Meet Ups & Events:
(Times, dates and locations subject to change, please email us for details):
Save the dates. Our exclusive "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo" event is back for 2014 and will be bigger and better than ever with TWO dates and TWO locations! You'll have no excuse not to attend one or both events.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Combo social meet up with Hmong Firearms group.
Destiny Cafe, 1151 Clarence St., St. Paul, 55106
Any time 1 - 4 p.m.
2A-friendly business, lawful carry welcomed.
Saturday, October 11, we'll be back in the north metro at Zylstra Harley-Davidson, Elk River, Elk River.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533681146864310/
Saturday, October 18, we'll be at a new location in the east metro at St. Paul Harley-Davidson.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554584851422785/
Each venue will have a unique line up of vendors, give-aways, informational presentations, food & more, so plan to attend both events. Last year's exclusive event was attended by hundreds and was a true family-friendly event.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
2nd Saturday meet up
Uncle Franky's (2A-friendly)
10160 6th Ave. N.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
2nd Annual TCGOCF family picnic
11a - 3p
Boom Island Park, NE Minneapolis
Click here for details: http://www.minnesota2a.com/news-commentary/twincitiesgunownerscarryforums2ndannualfamilypicnicsataug92014
Saturday, April 12
Lunch at MinneApple, Rogers. Then a range visit to Target Sports MN Indoor Gun Range.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Chik-fil-A. Apple Valley.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
2nd Saturday meet up at "2A-friendly" Culver's, 1491 University Ave. W, St. Paul 55104, 1p - 3p.
Burgers, sandwiches, custard treats and more.
Event page, please RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/761978457165415 or email info@Minnesota2A.com.
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014
2nd Saturday meet up. Uncle Franky's, 10160 6th Ave. N, Plymouth
1p - 3p
Burgers, sandwiches, Uncle Franky's dogs, kids' menu, malts and more.
Bring a friend, bring your spouse, bring the kids.
More info and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/793160740709345/
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
2nd Saturday meet up. Polly's Coffee Cove, St. Paul, 10 a.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Lunch at Mr. Pig Stuff, Shakopee, 11a - 1p
See our Facebook event page for details and RSVP.
Saturday, November 2, 2013:
Zylstra Harley Davidson, Elk River MN
Vendors, presentations, info, free lunch all day. Free to attend.
Coffee & bagels meet up at the new Lakes Trading Company gun shop and indoor range. Get more details and RSVP on the event page.
Twin Cities Gun Owners / Minnesotans for the Right to Keep & Bear Arms family picnic! (first annual??) Save the date. Columbia Park, Minneapolis, 11a - 3p.
Coffee meet up at Dunn Bros. Anoka, 10a-noon, then motorcycle ride for those who want to join us for a scenic ride up the river to a secondary meet up destination at the Blue Line Sports Bar, St. Cloud.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
(date may change) We're planning a range meet up. Details TBD, stay tuned.
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Stay tuned here and to our Facebook page for other meet ups, events and community outreach.
If you'd like to be notified about upcoming dates and locations and other events,
please email info@Minnesota2A.com.
2A Coffee meet ups
Tips & Suggestions
MN-RKBA’s position on interaction with the public and law enforcement while carrying:
Like it or not, each and every one of us is a representative example of gun owners and an ambassador for promoting the importance of the Second Amendment and educating the public on facts.
Peaceful expression and assertion of rights is paramount. We will stand firm on our right to carry, but we will do so in a respectful, courteous, and non violent way. MN-RKBA does not support, endorse or encourage those looking for trouble with law enforcement. If that is your intention, this site and organization are not for you.
Disclaimer: MN-RKBA does not purport to give legal advice. You are responsible for knowing the laws as they pertain to you and your activities. Always check multiple reputable sources when researching firearms- and/or carry-related laws, or contact authorities if you have questions or need clarification.
--Know your rights and always be well versed on the local or state laws, requirements and prohibitions regarding firearms that may apply to your actions and activities
--Be respectful and courteous when dealing with law enforcement
--Strive for positive contact with the public, LEOs and community leaders
Useful reading and resources:
MN §624.714, Carrying of Weapons
MN §609.66, Dangerous Weapons
MN DPS Permit to Carry FAQ (We've been informed that the info on this MN DPS page has errors and is factually incorrect, so the link has been removed, but we're leaving this statement so you'll be aware)
MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Firearms page
Contact the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension with your permit to carry questions: bca.permittocarry @state.mn.us
Dealing with citizens legally carrying a concealed weapon (police perspective)