California Court Rules No Right to Carry Concealed Firearms in Public
SAN FRANCISCO CA – A 7-4 split of 11 judges at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco just upheld a California law that states that people must prove a good reason in order to apply for permission to protect yourself or your family by getting a license to carry a concealed handgun.
The ruling stated: “The protection of the Second Amendment — whatever the scope of that protection may be — simply does not extend to the carrying of concealed firearms in public by members of the general public.”
The court refused to comment on whether the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects its citizens from carrying guns in the open while in public. But uttered that open carry was not in question in this case.
Several gun owners in a couple of California counties argued to their sheriff’s that the ridiculous obstacle of showing that they needed a good cause to defend themselves with a firearm was totally unnecessary .
The judges in the ruling reverted back to medieval England up to the founding of the United States and to the Civil War, to conclude that local laws were in place to prohibit carrying concealed firearms in public.