Clearwater County Sheriff Answers Common Gun Law Questions; Reminds Drivers to Be Extra Cautious During Back-to-School Season

Clearwater County Sheriff Answers Common Gun Law Questions; Reminds Drivers to Be Extra Cautious During Back-to-School Season

August 19, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com

Clearwater County, MN – The recent Clearwater County Fair gave a lot of people in the community an opportunity to talk with and connect to local law enforcement. With a booth at the fair, the deputies and sheriffs answered any and all questions they could. Clearwater County Sheriff Darin Halverson spoke about common questions many visitors to the law enforcement booth had in regards to firearm laws and gun safety. Talking points included the storage of firearms, and when and where is legally right to carry handguns. Sheriff Halverson emphasized the importance of also informing officers when storing a handgun in one’s vehicle.

Another point of conversation was how long a carrying permit is valid for. Just like a driver’s license, people must reapply for a permit to carry firearms. In this case, it is every five years. This reapplication process includes having to take the mandatory permit to carry class. Information of which can be found on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website.

The cost of the application covers the mandatory background check for all who apply for a permit. For those rejected to obtain a permit, the sheriff’s office does clarify why. Any other questions can be answered by contacting local law enforcement offices.

Another topic Sheriff Halverson discussed was the importance of safe driving practices around school buses. With school starting soon, buses will occupy streets in the morning and afternoon, picking up and dropping off students. In order for drivers to be prepared for the back-to-school season, Sheriff Halverson reminded listener’s of traffic laws around school buses.

Minnesota schools will start fall classes on September 7th, 2021.