The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals submitted to Barack Obama’s gun-grabbing agenda this week with a bombshell ruling against the Second Amendment.
According to Conservative Tribune, an 11-judge panel voted 7-4 to uphold an anti-gun law in California which requires those who want a concealed carry permit to show a “good reason” that goes above and beyond their natural right of self-defense in order to be approved for the carry permit. This ruling was made despite the fact that a federal judge recently took down a nearly-identical law in Washington, D.C.
This basically means that the 9th Circuit justices just approved a de facto ban on concealed carry at both the state and county level in the nine states under their jurisdiction. These unlucky states are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange quickly slammed the judges for their decision, slamming them to Alabama Today after the ruling came through.
“The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held today that residents have no Second Amendment right to carry a firearm outside their home for self-defense,” Strange in a statement. “In effect, the appeals court ruled that San Diego County can outlaw guns outside the home by declining to issue anyone a permit. This court’s decision is a direct challenge to the Second Amendment and is unconstitutional.”
Strange had teamed up with twenty other states to a friend of the court brief that challenged the de facto ban in the original case this ruling stems from, Peruta v. San Diego County.
“San Diego County sheriff’s prohibition on the possession of a handgun outside the home, with limited exceptions, makes it impossible for citizens to use them for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and is hence unconstitutional,” Strange’s brief declared.
“The sheriff’s department admits that, under this system, the typical person cannot qualify for a concealed carry permit for personal protection,” the brief continued. “In fact, an applicant must specifically demonstrate ‘a set of circumstances that distinguish the applicant from the mainstream and causes him or her to be placed in harm’s way. Simply fearing for one’s personal safety alone is not considered ‘good cause.’”
The brief concluded that, should the San Diego County restrictions be allowed to stand, “bearing arms in self-defense is not a right, but a privilege granted by the government to those it deems most in danger from a specific, previously documented threat.”
After seven long years in office, it looks like Obama is coming closer and closer to his goal of destroying the Second Amendment. SHARE if you stand by our Constitution!