It is easier this time around because since the law was enacted in 2003, the predictions of "wild west" shootouts failed to materialize.
there was a substantial shift in attitude among those opposed to the concealed-carry law. "A number of senators have said the fears they had about concealed-carry did not materialize."What a surprise. Florida and Texas and Indiana and Michigan and Kentucky and all the other "shall issue" states didn't have shootouts, but the left was sure they would show up in Minnesota. (Or it was the best negative propaganda they could come up with at the time.)
The 2003 law did not institute concealed carry, it just made the state of Minnesota a "shall issue" state. Any citizen who met the requirements (no criminal record, no mental illness, etc.) would get a permit. (Sheriffs' discreation was removed. Its funny how battered women and minorities never seem to pass muster when a sheriff's discreation is involved.)
One change will be made. Guns will probably be banned from churches. The left goes on about how guns don't belong in church, but battered women trying to escape from abusive relationships need to be able to defend themselves in places where they are on a known schedule: To and from work, picking up and dropping off kids at daycare and school, and to and from religious services. The left never seems to understand this. [H/T NRA-ILA]