February 13, 2014

A Federal appeals court on Thursday stuck down California's concealed-weapons rule, saying it violates the Second Amendment by making applicants show good cause and moral character. In other words, if we don't like you, you don't get one law.

The ruling was decided by a 2 to 1 vote. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, wrote in their decision "California was wrong to require applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon."

“The right to bear arms includes the right to carry an operable firearm outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense,” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote for the majority.
The Appeals Court reinstated the lawsuit filed in 2009 by Edward Peruta, who brought his case forward because he was denied a concealed-weapons permit in San Diego County. The ruling was the first reversed decision out of three similar cases heard in federal court.


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