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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:

Saturday, October 18, we'll be at a new location in the east metro at St. Paul Harley-Davidson.
Event page:

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
Between 2-4p
2nd Saturday meet up
Uncle Franky's (2A-friendly)
10160 6th Ave. N.
Plymouth MN

Saturday, August 9, 2014
2nd Annual TCGOCF family picnic
11a - 3p
Boom Island Park, NE Minneapolis
Click here for details:

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: or email

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:

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.

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 Please note: TV media may be present at this event and doing a story on our coffee meet ups.

We'll meet at The Depot Coffee Shop in Hopkins at 10 a.m. Please RSVP by clicking the event page or email

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


Other Events:

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

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


Dealing with citizens legally carrying a concealed weapon (police perspective)


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