The Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just shot down California’s Good Cause requirement for obtaining a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons) permit. The “good cause” requirement enabled police and sheriff agencies to turn down self-defense as not meeting the good cause standard.
The two to one decision is a great victory for every Californian, as it upholds our Constitutional Right to Bear Arms. The Canadian Press stated on Yahoo’s Canadian Finance web page:
“The right to bear arms includes the right to carry an operable firearm outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense,” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote for the majority.
The appeals court on Thursday reinstated a lawsuit filed in 2009 by Edward Peruta, who challenged San Diego County’s denial of a concealed weapons permit.
Maybe law-abiding California citizens can now obtain CCW permits. Just expect the gun banners to fight or even ignore this latest court ruling.
See the ruling here.
Volokhs, a law professor at UCLA has a wonderful analysis.