Minnetrista allows shooting in city limits if it's a shotgun. Not sure if there is a requirement for property size or distance from dwellings.
Are there any day/night restrictions? (other than what should be common sense?)
That, I don't know.
1125.17. Transportation of firearms.
No person will transport any firearm within the city unless such firearm is dismounted,
broken apart, or carried in a closed case or is otherwise incapable of being readily discharged.
This subsection will not apply to authorized law enforcement officers if such firearm is carried
while on duty or in accordance with the rules of their department.
More bad city:1125.05. Permit to carry weapons.
Subdivision 1. Application. Any person may apply for a permit to carry a weapon by
providing the following information in writing to the city chief of police:
(a) The name, residence, telephone number and driver's license number or
nonqualification certificate number, if any, of the applicant;
(b) The sex, date of birth, height, weight and color of eyes of the applicant;
(c) A statement by the applicant that the applicant is not prohibited by any provision
of this section from carrying a weapon.
The statement must be signed by the person applying for a permit. At the time of the
application, the local police authority must provide the applicant with a dated receipt for the
Subd. 2. Forms. The chief of police must make permit application forms available
throughout the community. There will be no charge for forms, reports, investigations,
notifications, waivers or any other act performed or materials provided by a government
employee or agency in connection with application for or issuance of a permit under this
Subd. 3. Investigation. The chief of police must check criminal histories, records and
warrant information relating to the applicant through the Minnesota crime information system.
Subd. 4. Notice to surrounding landowners. The city may require notice of the application
be given to surrounding landowners and an opportunity for them to comment prior to final
consideration of the issuance of a permit.
Subd. 5. Fee. Each application for a permit must be accompanied by a fee established from
time to time by a resolution.
Subd. 6. Granting of permits. The chief of police must issue a permit or deny the application
within seven days of application for the permit. The chief of police must provide an applicant
with written notification of a denial and the specific reason for the denial. The permits and their
renewal must be granted free of charge.
Minnetrista City Code 1125.05, Subd. 7
Subd. 7. Grounds for disqualification. A determination by the chief of police that the
applicant is prohibited by this section from carrying a weapon must be the only basis for refusal
to grant a permit. Any person may appeal the denial of a permit to the council.
Subd. 8. Permit term. Permits issued pursuant to this section are valid within the city limits
and will expire after one year.
Subd. 9. Transfer. Permits issued pursuant to this section are not transferable.
Subd. 10. Renewal. A permit may be renewed in the same manner and subject to the same
provisions by which the original permit was obtained.
Subd. 11. Revocation. A violation of any conditions of a permit or any provision of this
section will result in permit revocation. A permit holder must return the permit within five days
to the issuing authority. No permit will be issued to any club or person for one year after the
date of violation.
Subd. 12. Hearing upon denial. Any person aggrieved by denial of a permit by the council
may appeal the denial to the district court.
Subd. 13. Penalty. A person who makes a false statement in order to obtain a permit,
knowing or having reason to know the statement is false, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
On topic:1125.11. Shooting restricted.
No person will discharge any firearm or engage in hunting of any game birds or animal by
any means within the city:
Minnetrista City Code 1125.11
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section.
(b) Unless discharged in lawful defense of person or property.
(c) Unless the person is a duly authorized law enforcement officer engaged in the
performance of their duty.
Hunting of game animals with shotgun or with bow and arrow as authorized by the state
department of natural resources, state laws pertaining to trespass and by landowner permission is
only allowed in the areas approved by the city council. No other firearms, long guns, or other
weapons, including hand guns, are permitted to be used for hunting within the city.
Nothing in this section will be construed to embrace any firing of a gun, pistol or species of
firearms when done in the lawful defense of persons or property or family or the necessary
enforcement of the law.
1125.15. Possession of military-type weapons.
No person will own, keep, carry or have possession of any military type weapon within the
city except persons on active duty as a member of a United States military unit.