Press release [via AmmoLand.com]:
This past Saturday over 50 Second Amendment supporters from the group Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum met for lunch at an independent and locally owned Plymouth eatery to show support and appreciation for Twin Cities area businesses that recognize the state’s right-to-carry law and allow “lawful carry” at their establishments. The group called ahead and scheduled their lunch meet up during off-peak hours at the eatery, and it’s estimated that the group spent at least $700 or more during their visit . . .
The group meets monthly and purposefully seeks to support businesses that allow “lawful carry.” If your business allows lawful carry, appreciates loyal, law abiding customers and would like to be the recipient of a “Lawful Carry Cash Bomb,” contact the group via email at info [at] Minnesota2A [dot] com.
As of January 1, the state of Minnesota had 161,535 carry permit holders and joined several other states across the country in breaking records for the number of permit holders added in 2013. MN Dept. of Public Safety records indicate that over half of the state’s carry permit holders are located in the Twin Cities metro counties.
Minnesota’s carry permit holders have received required training and have passed one or more background checks before being issued a carry permit by their local sheriff. The MN Dept. of Public Safety statistics show carry permit holders to be orders of magnitude more law abiding than the general population.