Chapter 44 of Title 18 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) does not allow citizens, convicted of a felony with a prison sentence over a year to own firearms. This includes hand guns, and long guns. Many states allow convicted felons to own firearms after a certain amount of time has passed, (usually 10 years or more) since the end of their sentence, and/or if they are given a full pardon by certain authority figures (Governors, President, etc.) Minnesota allows felons to own firearms 10 years after they have been released, provided they are not convicted of a violent crime.
It is a gross misdemeanor to carry a loaded BB gun, when not engaged in a lawful activity, or taking it directly to or from where it was bought/traded/displayed. The same applies to shotguns and rifles.
|Permit to Purchase||No||Yes|
|State Preemption of Local Restrictions||Yes||Yes|
(often encompasses the open carry permit)