Kudos on this man for being on top of his emails.
Thank you Mr. Carpenter -
We are aware of this issue and are working with the NRA and MSP on a solution. In most states (around 45 that do not have permits or registration), it has meant that people wishing to open carry in a school zone would need to get a concealed license, and they would be protected to at least the same degree they are now with the “invisible license” (permit) that is obtained now. While many open carry proponents also have a CPL, both to help avoid any problems associated with brandishing or transportation, we understand that not all people wish to obtain a CPL. The MSP are as of now not convinced that a voluntary permit system would work, for while they would like to keep registration, they also would be able to save millions of dollars by getting rid of the tests, permit system, and registration. They have expressed that if they are forced to get rid of registration, they would like to be able to do so in its entirety, so a solution that meets everyone’s needs is proving to be a challenge. We are continuing to work with the NRA and MSP on this issue.