Get your bumper sticker now!

Federal Court Rules There's No Second Amendment Right to Concealed Carry

216 views

A federal court just ruled that U.S. citizens have no constitutional right to carry concealed weapons.

Gun owners in two California counties had challenged a California law that heavily restricts concealed weapons, citing their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Currently, California state law requires gun owners to show “good cause” before they can obtain permits to legally carry a concealed handgun, and “personal safety” doesn’t qualify.

But in a 7-4 ruling in the San Francisco-based Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge William A. Fletcher, whom the Wall Street Journal pointed out was appointed by former President Bill Clinton, ruled that “the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public.”

According to the report:

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

A Second Amendment right to carry a firearm openly in public may exist, but the Supreme Court hasn't answered that question, Judge Fletcher wrote.

Unfortunately for gun rights advocates, California law doesn’t allow most citizens to openly carry weapons, either. Essentially, the state law, coupled with the court’s ruling, bans the vast majority of California citizens from carrying weapons in just about any capacity while in public.

MRCTV Reader,

The liberal media are terrified of the truth, especially when it leads to uncomfortable questions about their own leftist worldview.

MRCTV is the multimedia division of MRC featuring original content and aggregated videos of the news, people, and events conservatives care about.

MRCTV relies on the support of our loyal readers (and video viewers) to keep providing the news and commentary that matter to the American people, not just stories that prop up the liberal agenda.

Make a donation today. Just $15 a month would make a tremendous impact and enable us to keeping shining the light where the liberal media are afraid to tread.

— The MRCTV Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our MRCTV newsletter to receive the latest news.

Sponsored Links