In a ruling that many law-abiding Americans hope will be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, the infamous 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – perhaps the most liberal court in the nation – has dealt a serious blow to the right to carry a handgun for self-defense.
“A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that there is no right to carry a gun in public,” according to The Washington Times.
“The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 7-4 ruling rejected a challenge to Hawaii’s requirement that residents must pass an application to have weapons outside the home.
“Hawaii’s law requires residents to show an urgency or need to carry a firearm, the applicant must have good character, and he or she must be ‘engaged in the protection of life and property.’
“George Young applied twice for a firearm carry license, but was denied. He unsuccessfully sued Hawaii officials over the restrictions.
“‘There is no right to carry arms openly in public; nor is any such right within the scope of the Second Amendment,’ the court ruled in an “en banc” decision that involved 11 of the panel’s judges. [emphasis added]
“‘We can find no general right to carry arms into the public square for self-defense,’ the majority wrote, claiming that the Second Amendment applies to the ‘defense of hearth and home.’… [emphasis added]
“The court noted that ‘we have previously held that individuals do not have a Second Amendment right to carry concealed weapons in public,’ which means people in the West Coast states the appeals court covers have no right to carry a firearm… [emphasis added]
“The National Rifle Association said it would not allow the ruling to stand.”
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— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) March 25, 2021