9th U.S. Circuit Court Rules: NO Right to Carry Concealed Weapons [Opinion]
The gnashing of teeth by "millions of Montanans..." Hey, if Montana - Americans for Prosperity can use it in a serious press release, it's fair game for a satirical, opinion post to a radio station's website.
As I was saying, the gnashing of teeth by millions of Montanans, who are not overcompensating, secure in their identity and LOVE their secret understanding of the Constitution of United States of America, completely lost their freakin' minds today.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, an 11-judge panel, said local law enforcement officials can place significant restrictions on who is allowed to carry concealed guns. In a 7-4 ruling, the court upheld a California state law requiring applicants to show "good cause," such as a "fear of personal safety, to carry a concealed firearm." Typically, people who are being stalked or threatened, celebrities who fear for their safety, and those who routinely carry large amounts of cash or other valuables are granted permits.
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.
- Circuit Judge William A. Fletcher writing for the majority
The judges, further, definitively dismissed the argument that a right to carry a concealed weapon was contained in the Second Amendment.
So, who's going to step up and take their secret understanding of the Constitution to the United States Supreme Court?
- Chris Griffin