In San Francisco today, an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 7-4 that the 2nd Amendment does NOT include the right of individuals to carry a gun in their purse or under their jacket, or a concealed carry. The seven black-cloaked brainiacs who voted to take away your Second Amendment rights, apparently believe that your right to defend yourself ends as you exit your front door.
According to this decision, “good cause” must first be shown and in the judges’ enviable wisdom, they have deemed that current statistics on homicide, burglary, robbery, rape, assault etc. are INSUFFICIENT for a citizen to fear for their personal safety in public. How sad that Kate Steinle’s blood has been hosed so completely off the San Francisco pier. Nothin’ more to see here folks, waddle along!
Reading between the lines of logic of this panel of sages, you MIGHT BE GRANTED A PERMIT TO CARRY CONCEALED IF:
A would-be-criminal makes a verbal or written threat to commit a crime against you. That would be the PERFECT moment to flee the scene of the perceived threat, rush down and apply for a permit, fill out a booklet-worth of paperwork and personal questions about you and your family since you hit puberty, submit that info to the government along with a good chunk of your savings to pay their fees, wait several more months for completion of an intensive background check then pay for and take the required gun safety courses. And if the criminal was kind enough to wait for you to return with your newly-purchased gun maybe as long as a year later, well THEN you can shoot the bastard!
One Judge, Consuelo M. Callahan, dissented the ruling summarizing it as an infringement of citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights, writing:
“In the context of present-day California law, the Defendant counties’ limited licensing of the right to carry concealed firearms is tantamount to a total ban on the right of an ordinary citizen to carry a firearm in public for self-defense….Because the majority eviscerates the Second Amendment right of individuals to keep and bear arms as defined by Heller and reaffirmed in McDonald, I respectfully dissent”.
Seven black-cloaked brainiacs voted today to take away your Second Amendment rights. They are okay with that and apparently believe your right to defend yourself ends at your front door. Constitutional and freedom-loving citizens will fight this all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. And if this does end up there, we all had better PRAY THAT HILLARY CLINTON ISN’T THE ONE APPOINTING THE NEXT JUDGE TO THE SCOTUS!