Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ca. Concealed Carry Law Ruled Too Restrictive

-Today was spent digging out from the snowstorm that pummeled the Northeast.

This case is not likely to be over as the State of California will no doubt appeal the ruling, but the ruling is a big win for firearm owners. I was surprised that this particular court, which has handed down some awful decisions in the past, ruled in this manner. If this case does go to the Supreme Court and the ruling is upheld, states such as New Jersey will have a hard time defending its terribly restrictive concealed firearm carry law.

"A divided federal appeals court on Thursday struck down California's concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

By a 2-1 vote, the three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said California was wrong to require applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

"The right to bear arms includes the right to carry an operable firearm outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense," Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain wrote for the majority.

Judge Sidney Thomas dissented, writing that the good cause requirement limited the number of people carrying concealed handguns in public to those legitimately in need.

"It limits the risk to public safety by reducing the number of guns in public circulation, but allows those who will most likely need to defend themselves in public to carry a handgun," Thomas wrote..........

The U.S. Supreme Court often takes cases when federal appeals courts issue conflicting rulings.

Meanwhile, the sheep-like types signed a prank petition that called for repealing the Second Amendment, door-to-door searches to confiscate guns, the commitment of recalcitrant gun owners to FEMA camps for re-education. The fake petition was made by prankster Mark Dice, who has made videos of hundreds of people willingly signing what they thought were petitions that called for granting immunity for Obama for his crimes, the creation of a police state in the US, the repeal of the First Amendment, and other totalitarian favorites. The videos are funny to watch, but in truth I find them quite frightening as they illustrate how far the Left has succeeded in brainwashing the people.

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