Posted February 20, 2017 6:40 pm by Comments

By Pamela Jablonski

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South Dakota’s Attorney General Marty Jackley has added his name to an Amicus brief intent on reversing an infringement on the Second Amendment rights of California’s San Diegans.

“The Second Amendment gives law-abiding citizens the fundamental right to bear arms for the defense of themselves, their families and their homes. As Attorney General, I have a strong interest in protecting and defending our law-abiding citizen’s right to keep and bear arms,” stated Jackley.

The Amicus brief was filed in the case of Edward Peruta vs. State of California with the U.S. Supreme Court after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled there was no right to concealed carry of a firearm in that case.

In it’s decision, the Court stated that based upon their interpretation, the Second Amendment does not cover the right to carry a concealed firearm. The Amicus brief, supported by associations like the Western State Sheriff’s Association and the National Rifle Association, asserts citizens’ right to carry concealed falls under the Second Amendment as it falls within the realm of a person protecting her/himself when outside the perimeter of their home. The brief further argues San Diego is in violation of the Second …Read the Rest

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