The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus believes strongly that the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is worth defending – through legal action and litigating the issue in courts if necessary.
While Minnesota’s firearms laws are quite clear, some government entities see fit to violate those laws and restrict your Second Amendment freedoms. We also look for opportunities to establish important precedents through legal action rather than waiting for gridlocked state and federal legislative bodies to take action.
When we see these challenges or opportunities to establish important precedent, we take action and intervene in order to protect your right to keep and bear arms.
In our legal actions, we often work closely with two national organizations:
Here are links to and information about some important legal actions and lawsuits where we are involved in challenging unconstitutional, unjust, and undesirable laws. Our amazing members & generous donors make our legal action programs possible.
CURRENT LEGAL ACTIONS
- August 2021: Christopher v. Ramsey County, et al. State preemption challenge to the Minnesota State Fair’s illegal and unconstitutional prohibition on the lawful, permitted carry of firearms at the State Fair and Fairgrounds.
- June 2021: Worth v. Harrington. Federal Second Amendment constitutional challenge to Minnesota’s ban on the right to bear arms as to law-abiding young adults. The Caucus is a plaintiff in this case.
PREVIOUS LEGAL ACTIONS
- 2015: Ramsey County Elections: During the 2015 elections, Ramsey County posted gun ban signs at polling places throughout the county. In February 2016, Ramsey County agreed to revise their policy and training to reflect state law.
- 2019: Anoka Technical College / Minnesota State University System: Anoka Technical College banned firearms on the entire campus for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, in violation of Minnesota’s preemption statutes. Minnesota State agreed to revise their policies, remove signing except for specific areas being used for K-12 activities, and follow Minnesota’s preemption statutes.
- July 2021: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Kevin P. Braun. Along with the Second Amendment Foundation and 11 other state gun rights groups, we have filed an Amicus Brief with the United States Supreme Court in this case. The court ruled 6-3 that the Second Amendment protects a right to carry a handgun outside the home on June 23rd, 2022.
REPORTING AN INFRINGEMENT
Are you aware of a governmental entity that is infringing upon your Second Amendment rights?
Contact us right away. We’ll follow up with you within a few days and may choose to take further action if warranted.
WANT TO SUPPORT OUR LEGAL ACTION EFFORTS?
Our affiliated 501(c)(3), the Minnesota Gun Owners Support Fund, underwrites the majority of our legal action efforts.
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