The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Shoots Down California’s Concealed Carry Restrictions

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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.

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