Our lawsuit against the Minnesota State Fair was dismissed today in the Federal District of Minnesota.
Judge Tunheim ruled that the Fair’s ban on the lawful carry of firearms by permit holders satisfies strict scrutiny because the fair is a “sensitive place”.
Minnesota statutes specifically prohibit local government entities from establishing firearm regulations or restricting the lawful right to carry. The Judge did not address this issue but rather found that Minnesota’s preemption statutes do not give private individuals the right to sue over these actions.
In his ruling, the judge failed to apply the standard established by the US Supreme Court in the Bruen case.
We will be reviewing this decision and our options for appeal with counsel over the coming weeks.
Documents in this case, including the Judge’s ruling can be found on our website at the links below.