Supreme Court: No Right to Carry

   06.26.17

Supreme Court: No Right to Carry

June 26, 2017, is a sad day for gun rights. The United States Supreme Court declined to hear a case from California that allows the County Sheriff to determine who should be granted a concealed carry permit. The person applying for a concealed carry permit most prove they need a concealed carry permit.

The Ninth Circuit Court ruled,

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.

By refusing to hear the case, the Supreme Court allowed the Ninth Circuit Court ruling to stand.

Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch dissented.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote,

The Court’s decision to deny certiorari in this case reflects a distressing trend: the treatment of the Second Amendment as a disfavored right,

For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous. But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense.

Maybe President Trump should take action to make sure our rights are upheld?

Opinion

On a personal note, I am not surprised the Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Gun rights is a topic the Supreme Court does not like to touch.

As a society we must ask ourselves, if the right to keep and bear arms can be restricted by the whelm of a County Sheriff, what else can be restricted? Can your right to vote be restricted? How about your right to go to church? Will we have to prove we need a trial by jury?

Gun owners must stand up and say, “We are tired of our gun rights being treated as second class rights.”

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