9th Circuit: No Right To Carry Concealed

A divided federal appeals court in California ruled Thursday that there is no constitutional right to carry a concealed handgun, adding to a division among the lower courts on gun rights outside the home.

By a vote of 7-4, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a California law that requires gun owners to show a good reason before they can get a license to carry a concealed handgun.

“The protection of the Second Amendment — whatever the scope of that protection may be — simply does not extend to the carrying of concealed firearms in public by members of the general public.”

The court declined to say whether the Constitution protects openly carrying a gun in public. It said that question was not at issue in the case.

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3 thoughts on “9th Circuit: No Right To Carry Concealed

  1. Lead by example. All politicians with security people around them and all law enforcement people should show how much they care by giving up there guns and security personnel first.

  2. Everyone that wants to carry a concealed or open carry should open up a private security company. They will make a lot of money giving protection from the millions of criminals that will be roaming the streets preying on us.

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