Springfield, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- You have no constitutional right to carry a concealed firearm in public.
That’s what the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled, by a 7-4 margin, in a case that puts the battle for the next Supreme Court justice into even brighter focus.
Remember, the Supreme Court ruled, in two 5-4 decisions, that the Second Amendment protects an individual right (District of Columbia v. Heller) and that the protection of the right to keep and bears arms applies at the state level as well (McDonald v. City of Chicago).
The recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia would put those and subsequent Second Amendment cases at a 4-4 split, meaning lower court rulings would stand. And, as we know, almost all lower court rulings are terrible decisions written by rabidly anti-gun judges.
This means that whoever replaces Scalia will tip the balance.
No Concealed Firearms in Public
The Ninth Circuit case, Peruta v. San Diego, involves a challenge to California’s concealed carry laws.
The Plaintiffs sued the San Diego County Sheriff, challenging the state’s interpretation that the “good cause” requirement to obtain a concealed carry license …Read the Rest