Skip to comments.Court strikes California law limiting concealed weapons
Posted on 02/13/2014 11:24:30 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod
California must allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms in public, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, striking down the core of the state's permit system for handguns.
In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said San Diego County violates the Constitution's Second Amendment by requiring residents to show "good cause" - and not merely the desire to protect themselves - to obtain a concealed-weapons permit.
State law requires applicants to demonstrate good cause, as well as good moral character, to carry concealed handguns, while leaving the permit process up to each city and county. The ruling, if it stands, would invalidate that system.
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FeinSwine and dumbasaBoxer are going to have kittens.
It is far past time that the 2A was recognized as being just as necessary and important as the 1st.
SF Court? This is a stunning ruling! And now San Diego has elected a Republican Mayor, Mayor Faulconer. Perhaps SF’s ruling might not be appealed?
CA needs to honor my AR CCW permit.
Yeah, I thought I heard heads exploding this morning.
Amazing coming from them......
9th Circus, and yes for that reason.
I think the problem is the San Diego County Sheriff, Bill Gore. He is a PC political hack. He was the FBI agent in charge at Ruby Ridge.
Well it’s about time that we are permitted the same basic freedoms here in Kalifornia as the rest of the country.
Wait ... the Ninth Circus did what?????
I bet some of the judges on the 9th circus have nice arsenals,, and exit plans.
The liberal Nine Circus struck down California’s discriminatory “may issue” concealed carry system - in which California local sheriffs and police chiefs could grant CCWs to politically connected celebrities and campaign donors. It was corrupt and unjust.
And it forces California to move to “shall issue.” A blow to the gun banners in the Bluest state in the country!
From the 9th Circus?.............I’m STUNED..................
It was a 2-1 decision, on appeal it will go in front of all of them if I’m not mistaken.
I think one of the two judges who voted this way is probably getting the icy stare of death from a majority of the bench right now...
It will have to go to the US Supreme Court.
It will have to decide if “may issue” CCW is constitutional. If it isn’t we can expect to see it struck down in New York, Maryland and Puerto Rico. We can also expect Hawaii’s “no issue” to be invalidated as well.
The trend is our friend and definitely speaks to elevating Second Amendment rights to the same level of strict scrutiny as governmental actions on the First Amendment.
In other words, the federal, state and local governments will have to show a compelling state interest in restricting people’s right to bear arms and to defend themselves.
The ant-gun side on the losing end of the battle! Take that Michael Bloomberg!
“I don’t know about you, but this guy should get a little more training. Not much trigger control. I doubt it was over 10 yards”
Thats better than one guy I saw at the range. He was bouncing rounds off the ground at 10 yards.
Text of the ruling...
I skimmed through it. This opens up challenges to the permitting process as a “poll tax” as it infringes on an Individual and protected Right that applies via the 14th and the Supremacy clause.
Just like I’ve been saying for years...
I really hope that this ruling sticks, since this may be what it takes for the rest of the "may issue" states to get it through their heads that the 2nd Amendment applies to ordinary citizens, not just those with political connections. Considering that most of my family lives in states that do not accept CCWs from my state, I would very much like for those states to actually start accepting my CHL at some point. Otherwise I may not go visit my family again.