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Court Rules 2nd Amendment Gives No Right to Carry Concealed in Public for California, Hawaii

June 10, 2016  | 

A federal appeals court says people do not have a right to carry concealed weapons in public under the 2nd Amendment, reports the Associated Press.

An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Thursday.

The panel says law enforcement officials can require applicants for a Concealed Carry Weapons permit (CCW) to show they are in immediate danger or otherwise have a good reason for a permit beyond self-defense.

The decision overturned a 2014 ruling by a smaller 9th Circuit panel, which fueled a surge in applications and inquiries for permits to carry concealed guns.

The 9th Circuit covers nine Western states, but California and Hawaii are the only states in which the ruling will have any practical effect. The others do not require permit applicants to cite a “good cause.” Anyone in those states with a clean record and no history of mental illness can get a permit.

Comments (12)

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2F792 @ 6/11/2016 8:15 AM

Absolutely shocking (dripping with sarcasm)!!!!

Tom Ret @ 6/11/2016 8:30 AM

The liberal mind set, while they want to restrict law abiding citizens from being able to arm themselves, they let thousands out of prison to
prey on the same unarmed citizens. The released have shown by their prior actions that they are not deterred in the least by firearm laws. The catchy phrase, must show immediate danger, assumes that a victim will know beforehand that he/she will be mugged or shot and unless you can prove that, sorry, you are out of luck. With laws like this, the gang banger has less to worry about when they accost people who they can reasonable assume will be unarmed. The brilliant liberal mind strikes again.

Deputy Moose @ 6/11/2016 9:13 AM

What's even more illogical about this ruling is, it does not address open-carry. I believe if you are going to carry in public, conceal it, otherwise you are subjecting yourself to unwanted attention.

Bob @ 6/11/2016 2:47 PM

Henry, I'm not sure I understand if your comment was made tongue in cheek, or what side of the equation you are on. Most coppers I know are happy to have law abiding citizens who are armed around when in trouble.

UncleMike @ 6/11/2016 2:48 PM

So the States that will not obey the Constitution have no business being part of OUR country.
Send them their eviction notices and see how long it takes them to change their tiny little minds.
I'm fed up with supporting them and their bloated Welfare systems that reward lazy cretins for not working for a living. All they have to do is vote Democrat and we give them everything for free.
What the Hell's wrong with that picture???

Bob @ 6/11/2016 2:48 PM

Henry, What side are you taking in this discussion. Was your comment tongue in cheek?

Leonard Mather @ 6/11/2016 7:08 PM

Logic requires that a thinking person get out of CA and choose a state like VA or GA. I resided in Washington DC for 7 years and finally moved to VA so that my CCP was in no way threatened by folderol and liberal contamination.

kevcopAz @ 6/12/2016 7:08 AM

Im in one of the "not effected states". Just vote the folks in (Republicans) that will make the Laws that get around this kind of 9th circuit crap, we did.

ssc1911 @ 6/12/2016 7:36 AM

What type of logic made the 9th Circuit Court state that law abiding citizens don't have a Second Amendment right outside of their homes ? The citizens certainly do have that right. The anti gun states on both coasts disarm only law abiding citizens and do nothing at going after criminals and others who have guns illegally and use them illegally. There are U.S. Supreme Court cases that have upheld that the police don't have an obligation to protect individual citizens. I am in no way condemning law enforcement officers at all. Police do protect society as a whole.
Pro gun folks need to contact their US Senators and Congressmen/women on this and question the thinking of the 9th Circuit Judges. The judges are eroding our rights along with those who choose to do the same thing. Judges need to be held accountable. Our rights need to be restored and not eroded or eradicated.

Rob Everett @ 6/12/2016 11:26 AM

One thing is for certain, the dumber Democrats, or "DUMBERCRATS" need to pull their heads out of where ever it is that they keep them, and realize CRIMINALS DO NOT CARE ABOUT GUN LAWS ANYMORE THAN OTHER LAWS! And do they really think terrorist shake when a new law is passed?! Terrorists can only widen their smiles to know they not only killed and maimed scores of victims, but also broke some stupid politicians pet law. WAKE UP DUMBERCRATS! THEY DON'T CARE!

DaveM55 @ 6/12/2016 8:00 PM

"The Federal court system rests on a very simple statement in Article 3, Section 1, of the constitution.

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme court, and in such inferior Courts as Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. Now you know why there is a 14 amendment as well (States due process)...Still have on court to go as far as I can see! :-O

Trigger @ 6/16/2016 5:45 AM

I have always been an advocate of Constitutional Carry, why are the law abiding citizens subject to having to obtain a conceal carry permit is mind numbing. The criminal elements will carry regardless of what the law and courts say. Now with the Orlando shootings the gun grabbers will really get stupid.

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