California Gun Limits Face Court Challenge

As reported by the Wall Street Journal:

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California’s requirement that residents looking to carry firearms in public have a good reason to do so is facing a high-level court challenge, one that gets to a key question surrounding the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.

On Tuesday, 11 judges of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will hear arguments over California’s requirement that applicants show “good cause” before they are allowed to carry a concealed handgun in public. The challengers are taking issue with the rules in two California counties — San Diego and Yolo — where sheriffs say that concern for one’s personal safety alone isn’t considered justification enough for a concealed-carry permit.

In a 2008 case, District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled definitively that people had the right to bear arms in their homes, even in municipalities with strict gun-control laws. But aside from a 2010 case that extended the reach of that ruling, the court has been quiet on how far the right extends beyond the front door, largely leaving lower courts little guidance. The California case will likely give the high court another opportunity to more clearly define the law.

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  1. Roger V. Tranfaglia says

    The 2nd admendment has yet to be revoked. ANYTHING the States (or the feds) have done since the 1930’s IS UNconstitutional

    So if ANYONE wants to tell U.S. That it dosn’t mean what we think it means……PLEASE feel free to educate U.S….

  2. Why do they provide links to articles that you can not read unless you buy them

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