Supporting Minnesota’s public-carry age restrictions.
Court: District of Minnesota
Issue at Stake: Restricting individuals under 21 from carrying loaded handguns in public
Summary: Worth v. Harrington is a challenge to Minnesota’s public-carry restrictions on 18-to-20-year-olds. The plaintiffs argue that Minnesota’s regulations deprive 18- to 20-year-olds of their Second Amendment rights.
Everytown filed an amicus brief in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota in defense of Minnesota’s public-carry age restrictions. The brief argues that the regulation is constitutional under the approach to Second Amendment cases set out in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. It explains that the proper focus for historical analysis is the second half of the 19th century and later periods, which contain a wealth of restrictions demonstrating that individuals under 21 do not have a right to carry firearms in public, and that Bruen’s historical inquiry does not require a state to identify historical laws that are identical to its challenged law.