(Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees a right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense, finding that Hawaii overstepped its authority to regulate firearms possession outside the home.
The ruling by a three-judge panel on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, makes the San Francisco-based court the sixth U.S. circuit court to interpret the Second Amendment that way and could set the issue on a path toward the U.S. Supreme Court, which has not taken up a major gun rights case since 2010.
The fact that this comes from one of the most liberal and anti-rights Appeals Court in the nation must have the leftists breaking out in hives.
Wouldn't it be funny if this ruling was upheld by SCOTUS and the snowflakes started demanding we carry concealed because seeing a gun scared them so much? Sweet, sweet, schadenfreude.
See "U.S. appeals court upholds right to carry gun in public."
I haven't ready the opinion, is there anything in this case the prevents it from being broadly used as precedent?ReplyDelete
It's been ruled that way by other courts too, but until SCOTUS speaks, it's an exercise in legal opinion. I don't see the laws as a whole changing anytime soon. States can pass unconstitutional laws and continue to enforce them until some court overturns it. Then they just say "my bad" and write another bad law to replace it.Delete
Problem is, the counties require you get an "open carry" permit, which they don't issue either. It took 6+ years to get here, it'll take another 6 before they reverse this one. It's not a win, yet.ReplyDelete
A skirmish win, but a whole war to go for sure.Delete