A federal court released its ruling in a controversial gun rights case today, and it spells trouble for the Second Amendment in the coming months as a presidential election looms.
Of course, it would be the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to hand down a ruling against Americans’ natural right to self-defense, so it comes as no surprise that it overturned a prior ruling regarding California’s “good cause” requirement when issuing concealed carry permits, Breitbart News reported. The case stems from a prior ruling in February 2014, where the court struck down the requirement and said it wasn’t Constitutional, but thanks to pressure from California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris, the court decided to rehear the case en banc.
As a result, the panel of judges overturned the court’s prior ruling and reinstated the “good cause” requirement, delivering a blow to gun owners and setting the stage for a showdown in the Supreme Court, which awaits an appointment from the next president to be elected.
Breitbart has more:
The case–PERUTA V. CTY. OF SAN DIEGO–was filed by concealed permit applicants who think the “good cause” requirement infringed their Second Amendment rights in San Diego and Yolo Counties. On February 13, 2014, the Ninth Circuit panel sided with the Plaintiffs, ruling that the right to keep and bear arms is, in and of itself, a sufficient cause for bearing arms for self-defense. Moreover, that it is a sufficient cause both inside and outside of one’s domicile.
The San Francisco Chronicle quoted from Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain’s majority opinion, in which he emphasized that “the right to bear arms includes the right to carry an operable arm outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense.”
But the second time around, the judges on the bench didn’t agree, and they unequivocally concluded that Americans have no right to carry a concealed firearm outside of their home for self-defense, as if that makes any sense at all. Writing for the majority, moonbat Judge Williams Fletcher said that “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.”
So there you have it, Never Trump crowd. This case will end up being heard in the Supreme Court, and if Hillary Clinton gets into office, she will appoint a judge that shares the views of the Ninth Circuit.
Are you willing to throw your Constitutional right to bear arms out the window just to prove a point? For the sake of this great nation and all the freedoms it offers its people, we should surely hope not.