Apparently due to their inability to read or comprehend the meaning of “right to keep and bear arms” and “shall not be infringed,” the liberal-dominated Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just issued a devastating ruling against the Second Amendment.
According to Fox News, an 11-judge panel ruled 7-4 on Thursday that citizens do not have the constitutional right to carry a concealed weapon in public, regardless of what the Constitution actually says.
At issue was a California anti-gun law that required individuals applying for a concealed carry permit to show “good cause” to their county’s chief law enforcement official — that’s a “good cause” above and beyond an American citizen’s natural right of self defense.
“We hold that the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public,” wrote Judge William Fletcher, who authored the majority opinion.
It is a certainty that this ruling will be swiftly appealed to the Supreme Court, where it will likely be heard since it is in direct contradiction to a recent ruling out of a D.C. federal court that struck down the capital’s “good cause” clause governing concealed carry licenses as a a de facto ban on guns.
Some of the dissenting 9th Circuit judges felt the same way about the California law.
“In the context of present-day California law, the Defendant counties’ limited licensing of the right to carry concealed firearms is tantamount to a total ban on the right of an ordinary citizen to carry a firearm in public for self-defense,” Judge Consuelo M. Callahan wrote.
This is nothing more than a blatant and direct infringement upon a natural right that is constitutionally guaranteed and Supreme Court-affirmed, not some government-granted privilege that can be given and denied on a whim.
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