How do I obtain a permit to purchase a firearm?

The law regarding obtaining a permit to purchase a handgun has not changed. To obtain a permit to purchase a handgun you must apply at the Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. You must be 21 years of age, a resident of Rice County and have a Minnesota drivers license confirming your Rice County address. The permit will be processed within seven days from the time you make application. The criminal history of each applicant is checked. A record of conviction for certain crimes will be cause for denial of a permit.
You can obtain an application for the permit at:
http://www.dps.state.mn.us/bca/Forms/Documents/MNUniformFirearmApp.pdf