Posted August 24, 2017 3:30 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

The National Rifle Association took to its website Wednesday to express its disappointment that the Supreme Court refused to hear a case that had wide-ranging ramifications on the Second Amendment. In particular, the right of an individual to carry a firearm outside their home. However, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization did have a bright spot to focus on, namely the Court’s newest member.

About the case, the NRA’s Chris W. Cox wrote:

Gun owners were justifiably disappointed June 26, when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Peruta v. California. The denial was a setback in NRA’s efforts to secure judicial recognition that the Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms outside the home. For now, misguided state and local governments will continue to deny their residents’ Right-to-Carry.

The Peruta case began back in October 2009, when plaintiff Edward Peruta filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California arguing that San Diego County Sheriff William Gore violated his Second Amendment rights. Under California’s permitting law, Gore had wide discretion to deny carry permits to applicants unless they demonstrated “good cause” for obtaining it. A desire to exercise the Second Amendment right to …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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