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The Blue Steel Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
PJ Media ^ | February 17th, 2014 | Michael Walsh

Posted on 03/15/2014 6:18:21 PM PDT by neverdem

Every American should rejoice over last week’s stunning 2-1 Second Amendment decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which invalidated San Diego’s unconstitutionally restrictive infringements regarding the right to bear arms. The irony will be lost on no one, especially on the Left. Per the Los Angeles Times:

In a significant victory for gun owners, a divided federal appeals court Thursday struck down California rules that permit counties to restrict as they see fit the right to carry a concealed weapon in public.

The 2-1 ruling by a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel would overturn restrictions on carrying concealed handguns, primarily affecting California’s most populated regions, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.

The majority said the restrictions violate the 2nd Amendment’s guarantee of the right to bear arms because they deny law-abiding citizens the ability to carry weapons in public unless they show they need the protection for specific reasons.

“We are not holding that the Second Amendment requires the states to permit concealed carry,” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, a Reagan appointee, wrote for the panel. “But the Second Amendment does require that the states permit some form of carry for self-defense outside the home.”

Whoa! What?

You can read the court’s decision here. And you should, because this one is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where (in a rare departure for the 9th Circuit) it is unlikely to be reversed. The final constitutional victory over the Suicide Cult of the Left may be at hand, and the explicit promise of the Declaration of Independence settled once and for all...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 03/15/2014 6:18:21 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Wow.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 6:23:18 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: neverdem

This good news, but it’s relatively old news. The decision was handed down about three weeks ago. Already some county sheriffs here have capitulated and are issuing CCW’s to people who can lawfully have them. There is one estimate that speculates that 1.4 million permits will be issued in the next 12 months.


3 posted on 03/15/2014 7:24:08 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

I won’t be one of those 1.4 million in the next 12 months, unfortunately. My ccw permit appointment with the Orange County Sherrif’s office isn’t until August 2016.


4 posted on 03/15/2014 9:41:08 PM PDT by Chubby
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To: Chubby

That sort of delay is also being addressed in the courts.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 8:49:15 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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