- The en banc U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 7-4 decision that reviewed 700 years of legal history from the United States and England
- It determined numerous laws have upheld the government’s responsibility to protect citizens in public and have prohibited certain weapons in public
- The decision upheld a county law in Hawaii that limited carry permits and ruled that the decision applies ‘whether they are carried concealed or openly’
- Alan A. Beck, who represented a Hawaii gun owner at the heart of the case, said he will ask the Supreme Court to review it
- Dissenting judges found the Hawaii statute unconstitutional
A federal appeals court based in California decided on Wednesday that Americans have no right to open carry guns in public – ruling that states can restrict them without violating the Second Amendment.
A federal appeals court has ruled that states may restrict the open carrying of guns in public, a major ruling that is certain to be appealed to a US Supreme Court hostile to limits on the Second Amendment right to bear arms https://t.co/DjsmvnKmgb
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 25, 2021
The en banc U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 7-4 decision that reviewed 700 years of legal history from the United States and England and determined laws have never given people ‘an unfettered, general right to openly carry arms in public for individual self-defense.’
7-4 Ninth circuit ruling: government may ban "carrying of small arms … whether they are carried concealed or openly"
Opinion written by a Bush-appointed judge
Trump's judiciary takeover comes up short againhttps://t.co/MkS0nyH8rc
— Bill Scher (@billscher) March 24, 2021
The court argued that numerous laws throughout the centuries have upheld the government’s responsibility to protect citizens in public and have prohibited certain weapons in public.
The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by George Young in 2012 – in which he sued the state of Hawaii for denying permit applications to carry a concealed or openly visible handgun.
Hawaii state law requires a license to carry a gun in public and a Hawaii County regulation dictates that licenses are only granted by the police chief to those who need it for their jobs or otherwise have a ‘reason to fear injury.’ read more…