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.