Federal Court: Americans Have NO RIGHT to Conceal-Carry Firearm in Public

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This morning the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a huge blow to gun owners when they ruled, in a 7-4 ruling, Americans have no constitutional right to carry concealed firearms outside the home.

“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 A. Fletcher, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, for the seven-judge majority. He added, Lawmakers are free to enact “any prohibition or restriction a state may choose” on the carrying of concealed guns.

In his 52-page majority opinion in Peruta v. County of San Diego, Judge Fletcher reached back into history, and outside the U.S. in an attempt to rationalize taking away the public’s right to defend themselves. Quoting British laws prohibiting concealed weapons, Fletcher used a decree by Edward I to his sheriffs in 1299 to justify his position.

“Based on the overwhelming consensus of historical sources, we conclude that 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,” Fletcher wrote.

The majority held that the Second Amendment “may or may not protect, to some degree, the right of a member of the general public to carry firearms in public.” But the court declined to address the matter of open carry laws.

The decision overturned a 2014 ruling by a smaller 9th Circuit panel that came in a lawsuit over the denial of concealed weapons permits by a sheriff in San Diego County.

An Assault on the Second Amendment is coming!

The decision highlights how close we are to losing our second amendment rights, and shows how important this coming election really is for gun owners.

Hilary Clinton has already stated she will put anti-gun activists on the Supreme Court, shifting the balance of the court and possibly killing our right to carry or even own a firearm. As I’ve pointed out numerous times in the past, only one vote on the Supreme Court has stood between the anti-gunners and our ability to defend ourselves and our family.

Whoever is elected will appoint not only a successor to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February of this year but could actually place another 3 -4 Justices that expected to retire over the next 4 – 8 years.

Clinton Promises to Go After Guns

When Hillary kicked off her campaign late last year, she did so with the promise of going after the gun industry. Among her anti-gun policies, Clinton called for banning private gun sales without a background check and allowing gun violence victims to sue firearms manufacturers – a move intended to essentially bankrupt the industry.

While I’m not going to use this site to endorse a particular candidate, I will say that there are some strange relationships forming out there. You really have to wonder why so many Republicans seem to be lining up to take down the Republican nominee — something they know will then ensure a Hillary Clinton victory, and ensure we lose not only our 2nd amendment rights but a whole host or our constitutional rights as well.

Why would people like Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Eric Erickson, and other so-called “conservatives” be spending millions of their own dollars to derail the current Republican nominee? After all, these are the same people who in the past told us we had to support losers like John McCain and Mitt Romney simply because they won the Republican primary. Could it be, as I pointed out in the past, that most of these so-called Republicans and “conservatives” are nothing but a bunch of cowards who actually hate the 2nd amendment?

Remember, Republicans have done just as much damage to our second amendment rights as the Democrats. After all, it was Ronald Reagan who banned fully automatic firearms, helped push the Brady Bill, and helped push the original “assault weapons” ban. With “friends of the 2nd amendment” like that, who needs enemies?

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  1. FeeltheTrump
    June 9, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I appreciate the fact that you go after everyone on this site, including Republicans.

    I will be voting for Trump, not because I particularly like him or even really trust him but because I know Hillary will kill the 2nd. I have no illusion that Trump is as pro-gun as he says, but I do know that Hillary absolutely hates us! Trump talks a good game, let’s hope he sticks to it but the one thing he has done is expose the Republican party and the fake conservative talkshow hosts as all part of the same one party system.

    • Trump2016
      June 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Spot on FeeltheTrump.

    • Rocky
      June 10, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Why not vote Libertarian?

      • Freedom
        June 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

        Because that means Hillary will win!!!

    • Big Bubba
      June 10, 2016 at 11:53 am

      I totally agree. Trump is a question mark, but Hillary will be the start of the next civil war. As a matter of fact, I think that is exactly what she wants. We have to stick together. A third party vote is a wasted vote. Can you remember Ross Perot?

  2. dds
    June 9, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    We’ve done this to ourselves by electing people who want to rule us instead of serve us. None of these people in either party have our interest or our freedom in mind, only how they can stay in power and acquire more of it.

  3. Jake
    June 10, 2016 at 9:02 am

    We have allowed the Progressives (the Socialists, Communists & Fascists) to infect of education systems and brainwash our children for decades. And now we have a country full of idiots and a Congress full of criminals. So what are we going to do about it. Nothing!

  4. Jeff
    June 10, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    The only thing that will get this country back to what it used to be is a complete change of government. Call it revolution, collapse, reset, or whatever you want, only a change from what we have to what we want it to be will accomplish it. That is why you should vote for Hillery. She will bring it about faster than anyone else. Trump is just her stalking horse anyway, splitting the Republican party so that she is guaranteed the win.

    • Freedom
      June 11, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Hillary will first start by the Supreme Court and then take your rights away to own a gun, Trump will not do that period.

  5. B from CA
    June 10, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    There is a difference between Revolution and Civil war. Hillary as President might cause civil war, that is blood shed by different factions of the public. Most likely a civil war would be a fight between races. Or a civil war could be a class war where rich people become targets of the poor or poor start killing the homeless and welfare types. In any case civil war would give the government the excuse they need to declare Marshall law, confiscate guns, inprison perceived trouble makers and basically totally strip our Constitutional rights to shreds.

    A Revolution is a war against the government by dissatisfied citizens whose objective is to end one government in order to establish another.

    I believe if Trump becomes President, he will make many Revolutionary changes saving the Country from either civil war or Revolutionary war. The establishment hates him which makes me believe in him all the more.

    • Freedom
      June 11, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Agree! Trump is hated by the liberals and the GOP establishment. Trump will change things that the elites do not want changed.

  6. Alias47
    June 13, 2016 at 6:39 am

    We can all hope that Bernie Sanders and his rabidly loyal followers continue their current rhetoric and he runs as a third party candidate. This may draw enough votes off of Hillary to turn the tide towards the Republicans. I am NOT comfortable with Trump being president…he is tactless, pompous, and his ability to interact with foreign nations, both friend and enemy alike, is seriously in question. I think the chosen candidates in this election are an embarrassment to the great nation we live in…getting tired of feeling forced to choose the lesser of two evils.

    • Enough24
      June 13, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Well said Alias47

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