In a controversial July 13 decision, Ramsey County District Judge John Finley ruled that Minnesota`s concealed carry law was unconstitutional. At issue was the constitutionality of the common practice of "bundling" different types of legislation. The ruling seems to parallel the increasingly common trend of activist judges who exploit their position to forward a political agenda. In this case, the gun-banners tracked down the most anti-gun judge they could find and filed in his jurisdiction, banking on a favorable decision. At present, however, permits are still being issued and Minnesota Attorney General Michael Hatch has said he will appeal Finley`s ruling. Rest assured that NRA-ILA will keep you apprised of any developments in this evolving story.