Ninth Circuit Court Rules That People Must Be Allowed To Carry Guns In Public

Court of Appeals ruling could make California have to allow 'more guns on the street' according to law expert

San Francisco, CA – A historically liberal court of appeals ruled Tuesday that the right of citizens to carry firearms is not restricted to their homes.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made the ruling involving a case where a Hawaii resident George Young was denied permission to carry a gun twice in 2011.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a lower court that upheld the restriction.

Tuesday's ruling stated that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun in public, according to the Washington Post.

“Analyzing the text of the Second Amendment and reviewing the relevant history, including founding-era treatises and nineteenth century case law, the panel stated that it was unpersuaded by the county’s and the state’s argument that the Second Amendment only has force within the home,” the ruling stated, according to Fox News.

Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote in his opinion “for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.”

Two of the three judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals have been appointed by Republican presidents, Fox News reported.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has a reputation for being one of the country’s most liberal courts. It has been named the “Nutty 9th” and the “9th Circus,” according to Fox News.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has a history of being overturned by the United State Supreme Court. That includes an a ruling in 2002 when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional because of its use of the phrase “under God.”

However, Tuesday’s ruling could impact other states such as California, the Washington Post reported.

“States like Hawaii and California will have to allow far more guns on the streets than they do today,” said Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, according to the Washington Post. “States would be able to ban concealed carry but only if they allow people to carry their guns openly displayed.”

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LeeRetired
LeeRetired

I agree with the decision, but I strongly disagree with the lack of “training and standards” required by all 50 states for both open carry and concealed carry. We require extensive training and testing to get a driver's license. Why? Knowledge, training, monitoring, and most importantly “safety”. We “need” similar training standards for carrying any and all firearms, including both handguns and long guns (rifles and shotguns). The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) is a 2004 federal law that allows retired Law Enforcment Officers (LEO) to carry firearms if they meet certain personal (non-shooting) qualifications. Even though most LEO have extensive firearms training of the course of their careers, every year we must undergo current training, which includes daytime and nighttime qualification for score and tactical fire. Why shouldn’t the same rules and requirements apply to less experienced civilians? Open carry is foolish, but that is an individual opinion. You are making yourself a target. Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permits are a joke. Both the legal portion and the shooting. I heard once you can get a CCW on line. I thought it was a joke. It is not. If we are going to allow citizens to carry firearms with the understanding that may shoot those weapons in public to protect themselves and others from grievous bodily harm or death, then why shouldn’t they be properly trained and monitored? Public safety is just as important as the individual’s safety. BTW, Budman, who cares what the uber-liberals think or want. They are not rational and decent people by any stretch of the imagination.

Blase'
Blase'

“States like Hawaii and California will have to allow far more guns on the streets than they do today,”

Anyone else pickup on this gem of a statement? As if they still can restrict some.......lol

JazzTravelDiva
JazzTravelDiva

Helen Hendrickson
Helen Hendrickson

Wish Minnesota would do it. But MN is just to liberal. I worked for years to get the concealed carry law passed. And heard so many" it's going to be like the OK Corral! " To many stupid people who couldn't get it into their thick skulls that criminals don't apply for legal papers.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

I will join y'all with picking my jaw up off the ground. Man this is going to piss off a LOT of liberals.

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