A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Thursday that people do not have a Second Amendment right to carry concealed weapons in public, in a sweeping decision likely to be challenged by gun-rights advocates.
An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling, determining that law enforcement can require applicants to show they are in immediate danger or have another good reason for a permit.
The judges dismissed the argument that a right to carry a concealed weapon was contained in the Second Amendment.
"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 in the majority opinion.
If challenged, it could set up a Supreme Court fight.
The decision overturns a 2014 ruling by a smaller panel, and resulted from a case in which a sheriff in San Diego County required applicants to show supporting documents, such as restraining orders against attackers, in order to get a permit.
Judge Consuelo M. Callahan, dissenting, said the restrictions were tantamount to an infringement of the Second Amendment rights of Americans. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/09/appeals-court-rules-americans-dont-have-right-to-carry-concealed-guns.html?intcmp=hpbt3
I'm not some kind of gun nut, but this really oversteps what the supreme Court already ordered in several previous decisions.
This will be overturned, like:
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/373273/ninth-circuit-leading-pack-most-reversed-jonathan-keim