Gov. Abbott on Conceal Carry Decision: “Come and take it”

Our constitution was effectively re-written once again this week, as a group of liberal judges  on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the right to gun ownership in public is not protected by the constitution. It makes one wonder, if judges think that the ability to carry a gun isn’t a constitutional right, what does the Second Amendment protect?

This ruling is further proof of the dire need this country has for conservative judge appointments, and no sitting Governor seems more aware of this than Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

In a tweet attacking the senseless conceal carry decision, Abbott leveled a clear threat, “come and get it.”

Unfortunately for the Governor, state executives and legislators are being stripped of their rights to create and enforce the laws in their own states. Instead, activist judges have decided to grant themselves lawmaking power in order to push their personal agendas.

The Second Amendment was delivered yet another crushing blow by the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Below is a segment of the preposterous decision, and how Governor Gregg Abbott responded.

“Because the Second Amendment does not protect in any degree the right to carry concealed firearms in public,” the court wrote, “any prohibition or restriction a state may choose to impose on concealed carry — including a requirement of ‘good cause,’ however defined — is necessarily allowed by the Amendment.”

Citing the historic DC v. Heller decision in his principal dissenting opinion, Judge Consuelo Callahan wrote the restriction essentially amounted to a “total ban on the right of an ordinary citizen to carry a firearm in public for self defense.”

In another tweet sent yesterday, Gov. Abbott – a fan of the Constitution and late pro-Second Amendment Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – decried the court’s belief that it was above the supreme law of the land.

I’m tired of judges rewriting the Constitution. We need a president who appoints judges who apply it. #tcot #pjnet  –@GregAbbott_TX

Every year, it seems that there are fewer and fewer principled conservatives who are willing to stand up for citizens’ right to gun ownership. For now, it looks like Texans are in good hands.


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