Guns and the Founding Fathers

  • The Ninth Circuit Circus Court of Appeals ruled 7-4 on June 10 that the 2nd Amendment never protected the right to carry concealed weapons. Of course it did until the 1840s, when state courts began restricting concealed carry, arguing that the right to carry was not being infringed if one could carry openly.
    The majority on the 9th Circus determined that the California concealed-carry permit law – the state’s law requiring concealed carry permit petitioners show “good cause” to receive a permit was the law being challenged – did not infringe on Californians’ 2nd Amendment rights because the 2nd Amendment does not include the right to carry concealed.

    So Californians should just carry openly, then.