Minnesota driver’s manual updates text for legal gun owners

July 6, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota public safety officials updated the state’s driver’s manual to give motorists who are legally carrying guns some guidance on what to do if stopped by police.

The change was announced Monday – four years after Philando Castile was fatally shot after telling an officer he had a gun.

Authorities learned after the shooting that Castile had a permit to carry the firearm legally.

The change was sought by Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, and is one of one of 28 recommendations made by a working group on deadly encounters with police.

Among other things, the manual now instructs drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel during a traffic stop.