Ninth Circuit gun rights win underscores need for SCOTUS carry ruling

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Today’s ruling by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel in California that strikes down a requirement by San Diego County that concealed carry permit applicants must show “good cause” underscores the need for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to accept a New Jersey carry case filed by the Second Amendment Foundation, and discussed here earlier.

SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb is “cautiously optimistic” that the Ninth Circuit ruling in Peruta v. San Diego, which is not a SAF case, will give the high court even more reason to accept the case of Drake v. Jerejian, which is a SAF case, joined by the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs. Other gun rights authorities are weighing in here and here on the ruling. Other opinions are showing up at The Gun Wire.


As this column noted earlier today, gun rights advocates contend that SCOTUS needs to take a case that allows it to clearly define the meaning of “bearing” arms and set down parameters beyond which regulation of time, place and manner cannot extend.

It is important to note that Washington and Oregon both are in the Ninth Circuit, and this morning’s ruling just might amount to a bucket of cold water thrown on gun prohibitionists who might seek to erode concealed carry licensing statutes, while also seeking to ban open carry.

FK – While this seems like good news, and in a way it is, if the SCOTUS was commie they could very well ‘rule’ the Second Amendment doesn’t exist at all except for deer and rabbit hunters with ‘approved’ shotguns and the only option there after would be an extended and thorough “Liberal”(commie) trash season whereby we used our newly ‘illegalized’ weaponry to eradicate enough of the walking breathing garbage, our biggest enemies, to restore Liberty here. Are you ready?