Recently we found out that the Minnesota State Fair, which is set to open on the 26th pf this month is probably going to be requiring masks indoors as well as possible capacity limits indoors.  That wasn't the best news... just more of what we've all been dealing with for the last year and a half.

Now, they have said that they will be also checking everyone's bags at the gates as well as a metal detector.  And that firearms will not be allowed at the fair.  Now, this news.. that a group is planning to sue the fair for the right to conceal and carry at the fair.  What could possibly go wrong?

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The lawsuit filed by the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus in Ramsey County District Court argues that the State Fair's ban on weapons violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The plaintiffs also include a preacher and a group member who say they want to carry their guns for self-defense when they visit the fair.

I have seen signs in many buildings/businesses that state that they do not allow firearms in their building.  Why would this be any different?  I get what the statement above is saying.  There have been several shootings in the metro area over the last few months.  The responsible firearm owner feels more comfortable and safer with their weapon on them.  Since they have a permit, then that's ok, right?  The problem is that it could also fall into the wrong hands.  It happens.

Would the best solution be to let the police that have been hired to be security for the fair just be the ones to handle it?  Do we need civilians with conceal and carry at the fair?  What is the best answer?

According to the USNEWS site, the state fair had this statement... and nothing more.

“We will maintain our time-honored Minnesota tradition of peaceful, family-friendly fairs by protecting the safety and security of our guests,” the State Fair statement said, without elaborating.

I'm sure there will be more on this soon.

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