9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules concealed carry is not a Constitutional right
Earlier today, apparently not understanding the term shall not be infringed, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that concealed carry is not a right guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Here is more:
A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Thursday that people do not have a Second Amendment right to carry concealed weapons in public, in a sweeping decision likely to be challenged by gun-rights advocates.
An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the 7-4 ruling, upholding a state law requiring applicants to show “good cause,” such as a fear of personal safety, to carry a concealed firearm.
The judges, further, definitively dismissed the argument that a right to carry a concealed weapon was contained in the Second Amendment.
“We hold that the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public,” Judge William Fletcher wrote in the majority opinion.
Personal safety is ALWAYS a “good cause” and should need no further explanation or justification…
Back in 2008, in the District of Columbia v Heller decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment applied to all individuals and did not only apply to militias, but the scary part of that decision was that it was only by a 5-4 margin. The Supreme Court nearly ruled that the Second Amendment was not an individual right.
This new decision is likely headed to the Supreme Court and with Antonin Scalia’s replacement most likely being nominated by either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton it would appear as if this decision will be upheld by the Supreme Court. As far as the possibility of Donald Trump choosing Justice Scalia’s replacement; despite the recent list of potential justices the billionaire businessman released in order to ease the minds of conservatives, based on his past statements on the Second Amendment I simply do not trust him to make the right choice.
This is troubling news to say the least…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium