MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Supreme Court has found that a state law requiring individuals to have a permit to carry a handgun in public is constitutional and does not violate the Second Amendment.

The ruling comes in the case of a man who was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit in 2018.

Nathan Hatch argued that the state's permit-to-carry law violated his right to bear arms and failed to survive strict scrutiny because it was not narrowly tailored to advance the state's interests of public safety.

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The Supreme Court disagreed, saying it's easy to get a gun in Minnesota if requirements are met, and that the law is constitutional.