Monday, June 13, 2016

Federal appeals court rules that conceal carry is not a constitutional right.

Courtesy of Business Insider: 

Dealing a blow to gun supporters, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Americans do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public. 

In a dispute that could ultimately wind up before the Supreme Court, a divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said local law enforcement officials can place significant restrictions on who is allowed to carry concealed guns. 

By a vote of 7-4, the court upheld a California law that says applicants must cite a "good cause" to obtain a concealed-carry permit. Typically, people who are being stalked or threatened, celebrities who fear for their safety, and those who routinely carry large amounts of cash or other valuables are granted permits. 

"We hold that the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public," Circuit Judge William A. Fletcher wrote for the majority.

Of course right now if this goes to the Supreme Court there will be a split decision and this ruling will stand.

And once either President Obama, or President Hillary Clinton, appoint a judge to replace Scalia there is very little doubt they will side with this decision.

In other words it looks as if men with tiny penises walking around with guns tucked into their sweaty ass crack to prove how macho they are, may soon be a thing of the past. 

Gee, won't that be a shame.


  1. Anonymous4:02 AM

    This is good news especially after such a shitty weekend.

  2. Anonymous4:37 AM

    There are already so many guns out there. How do we even know if someone is carrying a concealed weapon? I'm afraid it's too late. If there wasn't a single weapon manufactured starting right now, there would still be thousands upon thousands of different types of guns out there. I'm afraid the genie is out of the bottle and isn't ever going to be put back. If I sound defeated, I am. I will still be vocal against guns though.

    1. Anonymous6:52 AM

      What needs to be done, yesterday, is ban the sale and possession of assault type guns. That is a perfect start

    2. Anonymous7:30 AM

      Many people own them now. I can guarantee they will not willing give them up. By all means halt the sale for them now and their ammunition.

  3. Anonymous4:40 AM

    In addition to the 50 murders in Atlanta over the weekend, a father in NM decided to shoot his wife and 4 children. I assume he also was s law abiding, 2nd amendment supporting man - until he wasn't.

    1. Anonymous5:28 AM

      4 daughters to be exact!

  4. 66gardeners5:00 AM

    Correct me if I am wrong, but carrying a concealed weapon will still be allowed in states that approve it. Will this will only affect states that have no approved carrying concealed weapons?

    1. Leland7:43 AM

      It's a FEDERAL decision. It does not mean that concealed weapons permits can't be held or issued. It means that IF a law enforcement agency or state requires certain "reasons", such as those listed, but not limited to those, in the article, it is legal for them to have those requirements.

      All they are stating is exactly what is stated: "We hold that the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public,..."

      But then again, there are those idiots who STILL feel that driving is a right, so....

  5. I just saw a tiny little pig flying. It was only one and it wasn't big, but it's a start. Good news.

  6. Anonymous5:04 AM

    We need to restrict ammunition. I can't buy allergy medicine with decongestant without giving my drivers license and signature -- then the computer system follows me to be sure I don't buy more than allowed. Apply the same restrictions to ammunition. No one needs 300 rounds!

    1. Anonymous7:43 AM

      Sorry to disappoint your liberalness- will never happen. Americans have the Bill of Rights to protect our liberties from small minded people like you.

      Besides... 300 rounds lol? That is nothing.

    2. Leland3:47 PM

      Did it never occur to you, 7:43, that the Constitution guarantees the right to keep and bear ARMS? It does NOT mention ammunition. And before you begin to scream or laugh at the notion, lawyers have been running camels through the eyes of needles for centuries!

      Sure, it's semantics and a play on wording, but like I said, weird things have happened before.

      So I would suggest you remember one thing: It's not a good idea to say NEVER.

  7. Randall5:18 AM

    But the second amendment clearly states:
    "any fucking idiot can purchase fully automatic weapons and cop-killer bullets and background checks are bullshit so fuck you."
    That's the exact text from the founding fathers.
    I'm pretty sure - my uncle who watches Fox News all day in his underwear told me so.

  8. WA Skeptic6:07 AM

    Well, at least this will cut down on the numbnutz who shoot themselves in the ass trying to be cool putting away their penis-extenders.

  9. Anonymous8:08 AM

    I hear carry concealed and I think of proud Sarah and how is her son coming along with his problems? I hear he could lose some of his privileges if treatment fails.

    Any updates on this case?

  10. Anonymous9:45 AM

    The closer Hillary Clinton gets to winning in November, the quicker the GOP will suddenly confirm Merrick Garland. There's no telling what attorneys Hillary has on her short list.

    1. Thanks for pointing out that possibility.

      I'm looking forward to this scenario:
      1. Hillary destroys Trump on November 8.
      2. Democrats win control of the Senate on November 8.
      3. A lame-duck Turtleface McConnell calls for hearings on Garland.
      4. Garland steps down, saying "The people should decide on the next justice, so, I'll let President-elect Clinton nominate Scalia's replacement!"
      5. Obama accepts Garland's stepping aside, and agrees with McConnell -- "Let the people decide."
      6. Turtleface chokes!!!

  11. Finally! This is the beginning of our nation's return to sanity!

  12. Anita Winecooler4:38 PM

    After all the killings these past few days, I think this is a step in the right direction.


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