Appeals Court says no 2nd Amendment right to carry concealed guns

Market Watch – by Joe Palazzolo

Americans have no Second Amendment right to carry concealed guns in public, a federal appeals court in California ruled on Thursday in a significant blow to gun-rights activists and gun owners in a large swath of the Western U.S.

The San Francisco-based Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 7-4 ruling, upheld a California law requiring residents to show “good cause” for carrying a concealed handgun.  

Under the California law, personal safety alone doesn’t qualify as good cause, which is defined by county sheriffs. The plaintiffs, gun owners seeking licenses to carry their weapons concealed, said the policies in San Diego and Yolo counties where they live violated their Second Amendment rights.

“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,” wrote Judge William A. Fletcher, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, for the seven-judge majority.

Lawmakers are free to enact “any prohibition or restriction a state may choose” on the carrying of concealed guns, Judge Fletcher said.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

 

15 thoughts on “Appeals Court says no 2nd Amendment right to carry concealed guns

  1. Irrelevant, laws passed under an illegitimate regime is not recognized by the sovereign free American. Keep cranking these toilet paper pamphlets out, it will protect you during your time of need. Trust me.

    1. “Irrelevant, laws passed under an illegitimate regime is not recognized by the sovereign free American.”

      Unchallenged.

  2. 9th Jerk-it court of shlemiels.

    Yiddish, Definition; Shlemiel/Schlemiel: An awkward and unlucky person for whom things never turn out right.

    Koyote; when you get back to your post, these creatures need to be one of the target submissions.

  3. I gotta “good cause”…to conceal carry.
    Government tyranny and foreign illegal invaders.
    I don’t need authority to tell me I don’t have the right to protect myself.
    Nobody needs to know you conceal.
    Until you shoot them in the crotch.

  4. *** “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,” wrote Judge William A. Fletcher, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, for the seven-judge majority. ***

    He’s actually correct. The Second Amendment merely affirms the existence of the right to carry concealed. The actual preservation and protection of this right, as with all rights, lies in the hands of armed citizens.

    *** Lawmakers are free to enact “any prohibition or restriction a state may choose” on the carrying of concealed guns, Judge Fletcher said. ***

    Yes, they are. And We The People are free to ignore those laws.

    1. I might add that “We The People” are also free to enforce our God-given rights – at the point of the sword-, against the evil manipulations of those who, for some reason, seem to believe that they have some authority or power over free men and women.
      OUR AUTHORITY is authorized by The LORD Himself, not granted to us by some human-manufactured paperwork or consensus of political or public opinion.

      Oh, Chubsy-Ubsy, there’s gonna be something heavy on your nose!” (Jackie Cooper)

      Now THAT’s creativity!

  5. “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”

    — Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334

    Take these and share their words:

    Quotes on Firearms Rights
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/guns/quotes.html

  6. Can’t for the life of me think of a reason why anyone would ‘ask permission’, since you’re – literally – asking your enemies; The government and their enforcers, the police.
    .

  7. Don’t ya just love the American law system.
    In one area of the country the courts say concealed carry is unconstitutional and in another part of the country it is. Shouldn’t at least constitutional law be interpreted the same through out the country?

  8. I hope every gun owner in that state or visiting that state , starts to strap them on in clear view

    Rock those 44 magnums , full size 1911’s and a nice polished stainless 686

    IN YOUR FACE CALIFORNIA

  9. 2nd Amendment says I have the right to keep and bear arms, they are not allowed to say otherwise nor have an opinion of my absolute rights.

    The simple fact this is coming out of COMMIEFORNIA says it all.

  10. So then, as the right to bear arms shall not be infringed, the plaintiff remains free to open carry, right???? Otherwise his right to bear arms has been infringed.

  11. “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,” wrote Judge William A. Fletcher, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, for the seven-judge majority.”

    Oh it doesn’t, ok, well I guess it’s time to re-write or just throwaway the papers you claim make obligations on me and mine, I own me, you own you…The people will rise again, and harken the call;

    Don’t Tread On Me!

    Keep you and your government from me and my own, but if you tyrants refuse to leave us be, then be ready for the bite that will come, none of you will evade justice…..

    Concealed, Un-concealed, Open carry, Slung over your back, who gives a shit, so long as we have one or more to use….the people will soon, start showing you that you will not be able to enforce your desires of tyranny over us….

    We are many, you are few….

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