If you live in one of these states and believe in your right to protect yourself, you may want to move to a more freedom-loving state ASAP. You are not going to believe the court ruling that is now banning Americans from conceal carrying a firearm outside of their home.
In an astonishing ruling that should be considered an affront to gun owners, gun rights advocates, Constitutional scholars, and even English and reading comprehension teachers, the liberal-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that the Second Amendment, despite its clear wording, does not protect the right of individuals to carry a concealed weapon for the purpose of self-defense.
An 11-judge panel voted 7-4 to uphold an anti-gun law in California that requires those seeking a concealed carry permit to show a “good reason” above and beyond their natural right of self-defense in order to be approved for the carry permit, despite a federal judge recently striking down an almost identical law in Washington, D.C.
In essence, the 9th Circuit justices just gave their blessing to a de facto ban on concealed carry at the state and county level in the nine states under their jurisdiction, those states being: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
But that decision isn’t sitting well with Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, who denounced the court’s ruling immediately after it was issued, according to Alabama Today.
“The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held today that residents have no Second Amendment right to carry a firearm outside their home for self-defense,” Strange in a statement. “In effect, the appeals court ruled that San Diego County can outlaw guns outside the home by declining to issue anyone a permit. This court’s decision is a direct challenge to the Second Amendment and is unconstitutional.”
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A federal appeals court in San Francisco just ruled that people do not have the right to bear arms in public:
A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Thursday that people do not have a Second Amendment right to carry concealed weapons in public, in a sweeping decision likely to be challenged by gun-rights advocates.
An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the 7-4 ruling, upholding a state law requiring applicants to show “good cause,” such as a fear of personal safety, to carry a concealed firearm.
The judges, further, definitively dismissed the argument that a right to carry a concealed weapon was contained in the Second Amendment.
Read more: Fox News