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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):
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Special combo event which includes meeting at Starbucks Lakeville #8100, and then a trip to Gander Mountain Lakeville for their Concealed Carry & Firearms Expo event. Please RSVP by clicking the event page or email info@minnesota2A.com.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
We'll meet at The Depot Coffee Shop in Hopkins at 10 a.m. Please RSVP by clicking the event page or email info@minnesota2A.com.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
We'll meet at the Coffee Cottage, 88 Mahtomedi Ave., Mahtomedi 55115 at 10 a.m. Please RSVP by clicking the event page or email info@minnesota2A.com. Please note: TV media may be present at this event and doing a story on our coffee meet ups.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
(date may change) We're planning a range meet up. Details TBD, stay tuned.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
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, July 13, 2013
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 & bagels meet up at the new Lakes Trading Company gun shop and indoor range. Get more details and RSVP on the event page.
Saturday, November 2, 2013:
Zylstra Harley Davidson, Elk River MN
Vendors, presentations, info, free lunch all day. Free to attend.
Saturday, November 9, 2013:
Lunch at Mr. Pig Stuff, Shakopee, 11a - 1p
See our Facebook event page for details and RSVP.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
2nd Saturday meet up. Location and time TBD.
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)