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Chalk up another win for Bruen. From a ruling just handed down in Worth v. Harrington by US District Court Judge Katherine Menendez . . .

In sum, the Commissioner’s reliance on statutes passed in the second half of the 19th century does not support his burden to show the age requirement in Minn. Stat. § 624.714, subd. 2(b)(2), is consistent with the nation’s history and tradition of firearm regulations as required by Bruen.

a. The Court declares that Minn. Stat. § 624.714, subd. 2(b)(2)’s requirement that a person must be at least 21 years of age to receive a permit to publicly carry a handgun in Minnesota violates the rights of individuals 18–20 years old to keep and bear arms protected by the Second and Fourteenth Amendments; and

b. Defendants are enjoined from enforcing the 21-year minimum-age requirement in Minn. Stat. § 624.714, subd. 2(b)(2), against the individual Plaintiffs and otherwise-qualified 18–20-year-olds;

Read the full ruling here. The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus issued this statement . . .

Today, the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus announced that United States District Judge Katherine Menendez has issued summary judgment immediately enjoining Minnesota’s prohibition on 18-20-year-old adults from obtaining a Permit to Carry in Minnesota and lawfully carrying a firearm for self-defense.

The opinion in Worth, et al v. Harrington (21-cv-1348) can be viewed on the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus website.

“Judgment is granted to Plaintiffs on the issue of whether MN Statute 624.714 violates the right of the individual Plaintiffs and the otherwise-qualified 18-20-year-old members of the MN Gun Owners Caucus, Second Amendment Foundation, and Firearms Policy Coalition to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.”

Judge Menendez’s decision enjoins Minnesota governmental entities from enforcing the previous 21-year minimum-age requirement for a Permit to Carry.

The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus is joined in this lawsuit by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, and three individual plaintiffs.

“This is a resounding victory for 18-20-year-old adults who wish to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms, ” stated Bryan Strawser, Chair, Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus.

“This decision should serve as a warning to anti-gun politicians in Minnesota that the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus and its allies will not hesitate to take legal actions against unconstitutional infringements on the Second Amendment rights of Minnesotans, ” added Rob Doar, Senior Vice President & Political Director.

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      • Why can’t she be “impeached”… All that’s required is a suggestion of impropriety and NYC prosecutor has proven that you don’t need a REAL crime to indict someone…

        • “NYC prosecutor has proven that you don’t need a REAL crime to indict someone… “

          How so?

        • Remember, miner. Scotus was able to turn back roe v. wade based on the groundwork your side laid in destroying the right to privacy. Background checks and permit slips on a fundamental civil right destroyed that right to privacy.

          Now your side is weaponizing the law to persecute its political enemies.

          Fascinating that you don’t see any down side to that.

        • MINOR Miner49er. Are you kidding? 1st the indictment is illegal as the alleged crimes occurred a long time ago and there is this thing called the statue of limitations.
          2nd, The matter is a private matter which has nothing to do with the election process.
          3rd, The “prosecution” is politically motivated.
          4th, The person making the accusations, “Mr Cohen” is a known liar.
          Need I go on?

  1. Civil rights are civil rights. Voting is no different from 2a. All must be honored equally.

    Now, the fascist left can bring up the notion that we need to raise the age of majority to 25 or higher. I wish they would.

    • “Now, the fascist left can bring up the notion that we need to raise the age of majority to 25 or higher. I wish they would.”

      I think it was the Obama administration that considered the age of adulthood to be 26, under ‘ObamaCare’.

      I agree, the minimum age to buy a gun should be 26, along with voting, buying alcohol, and signing legal contracts.

      ALL rights begin at age 26. Let’s see what they say about that one… 🙂

    • I told my kids that they should not marry before they turned 25. Must have worked, if a little too well. Both are in their thirties and single. No grandkids in sight.

    • If the demonkrauts get the voting age reduced to 16, 16 y.o.s will be able to carry concealed. My grandmother used to say, “Be careful what you wish for. You might get it.” Demonkrauts don’t seem to be able to grasp that concept. They changed the rules in the Senate regarding filibusters. At the time I said to myself that it was going to come back to bite them in the butt. It did. Trump’s last appointment to the Supremes could have been blocked by the dems if they hadn’t changed the rules themselves. They could have filibustered the appointment until Trump’s term ran out but solly cholly, you changed the rules and now you are stuck.

    • The IFC Iowa Firearms Coalition has a countdown clock on their website. As of right now 60 days 1 hour 45 minutes.

    • “In other news a Bush appointed judge in Texas denied the FPC’s injunction on the ATF’s brace rule”

      A matter of rather elegant reasoning: pistol braces are not illegal, and not restricted from manufacture, transferring, shipping, purchase. However, when attached to a pistol, braces become part of a short barreled rifle, and the rifle becomes illegal, or regulated.

      The whole SBR matter is an exquisite form of reasoning. Seems SBRs were included in the original language of the NFA, because the NFA actually targeted handguns. Reasoning about SBRs was that a person could evade the NFA handgun regulation by shortening a rifle so as to be used by one hand. In the end, regulation of handguns via NFA was eliminated from the final legislation, and the SBR language remained. Thus, a rifle modified so as to be equivalent of a hand gun isn’t really a handgun at all, regardless of the original reasoning for NFA control over SBRs.

        • “NFA has GOT to go”

          Keep in mind that such action requires an entirely veto-proof national legislature.

        • The NFA was and always a has been unconstitutional even before Breun – the 10th Amendments and the 2nd Amendments made it clear and concise that no “interference” of any kind by any government in the US.

  2. I love it. EVERYONE’s gettin’ strapped. I was in my LGS yesterday and a silver-haired grandmother and her grand daughter were shopping for a concealed carry piece. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

  3. There’s still a permit requirement so now the Govt will just slow walk all permit applications for those under 21yo. Its a big game of whack-a-mole and we cant win.

  4. If someone can buy a house, or a car, sign a contract, vote, sit on a jury, volunteer for military service, or sign for a loan, they should also be able to have and carry a weapon or drink a beer. But preferably not at the same time.
    Age of majority should be an all or nothing ideal. Either you are fully considered an adult or your still considered a minor. Half measures neither promote good behavior nor prevent bad behavior.

    • Old: Really? In my state I can walk into a bar or a restaurant carrying a concealed firearm and have a beer. Fortunately we are not subject to your moral imperatives.

    • OldMan: I certainly agree with some reservations. Personally, I do not agree than an 18 y.o. is mature enough to be an adult. That said, if that 18 y.o. suddenly joins the military service, he or she then becomes an adult by virtue of the fact that if you can be killed or maimed in your employment by the U.S. government, you certainly should be adult enough to control your life like an adult. So, yes, with regard to military service, you certainly are an adult. Otherwise, it is 21 for everything, including voting. Actually, even though I was married at 21 I was still significantly wet behind the ears. I probably wasn’t an adult until well into my 50s and even then if you queried my wife, she might disagree. I still had a lot of learning to do even after 50. It isn’t that I am so smart now it’s just that I have made the same dumb mistake so many times that finally I am starting to wise up. I have finally earned my PhD from the University of Life Experience.
      My doctoral dissertation was entitled Mistakes I Have Made Too Many Times To Count.”

  5. There’s no basis for a minimum of 18 either. Only age restriction in the era Buren covers was 15, and that was a Pennsylvania law requiring an adult be present for large purchases (cannon). Sargent Martin was 15 when he joined the Connecticut Militia under Washington.

  6. As with many other similar rulings in other jurisdictions, this will eventually have an impact in other States with the same restrictions. Most recently Florida. And in a very few years the Federal government will have to accept that all of the Federal gun control since (and including) 1934 are null and void.

  7. Did they find a way to fast track this lawsuit? It seems to me that most of these suits end up not being decided, because the plaintiff eventually reaches 21 and it then becomes a moot point. Or, did the gun rights org figure out a way to gain standing?

  8. 1) NC Legislature vetos Gov. 2) FL lands concealed carry, 3) 18-21 rights restored.

    Not a bad week considering Gun Control nazis are foaming at the mouth in DC and TN.

  9. “This is a resounding victory for 18-20-year-old adults who wish to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms, ”

    Not quite. It is a starting point for the legal games. “Resounding” would be a final ruling that 2A is absolute.

  10. Minnesota Attorney General Keith ‘Ibeatmywife’ Ellison has filed for an emergency stay to determine “how to implement the court decision or appeal”.

    Keith should probably consider taking this loss given the fact that a Circuit Court ruling would create precedent that could undue all state age limits on 18-21 year olds for concealed and pistol carry. (In Minnesota the permit is to carry a pistol generally).


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