Posted February 24, 2016 11:00 am by Comments

By Robert Farago

U.S. Supreme Court as it usta be

Charles Nichols, President of California Right To Carry, writes:

On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States published its first in-depth examination of the Second Amendment written by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – District of Columbia v. Heller. In a 5-4 decision, the High Court held that the Second Amendment protects the right of the individual to use arms for self-defense, self-defense being the central component of the Second Amendment right . . .

But the majority of the Court also held that the right is not unlimited. The Court said that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.

The first limitation the Court placed on the Second Amendment right is that the right does not extend to unlawful or unjustifiable purposes. For example, there is no Second Amendment right to commit armed robbery.

The second limitation the Court placed on the Second Amendment right is the carrying of weapons concealed in public. There is no right to carry a weapon concealed in public according to the Court with the possible exception of travelers while actually on a journey.

Another limitation the …Read the Rest

Source:: Truth About Guns

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