9th Circuit upholds right to open carry, 2nd Amendment fight expected

9th Circuit upholds right to open carry, 2nd Amendment fight expected

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FILE – This undated image taken in King County, Washington shows an individual purchasing a handgun.(Photo: KOMO News) WASHINGTON (Circa) — The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals laid the groundwork for a larger fight over the Second Amendment in a Tuesday ruling that upheld a citizen’s right to openly carry a firearm in public. In a 2-1 ruling, the three-judge panel found that the state of Hawaii overstepped its authority to regulate firearms by denying an individual the right to publicly carry a gun, openly or concealed. "We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence," Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain concluded in the majority opinion . "But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense." On both sides of the issue, advocates of the Second Amendment and gun control activists, said O’Scannlain’s decision will not be the final word. More likely, legal experts expect the Tuesday ruling will be challenged and overturned by a larger panel of judges on the traditionally liberal-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. If that were to happen, the court would have ruled in the course of a few years to reject the right to both open carry and concealed carry, raising fundamental questions about the Second Amendment. THE MATTER OF YOUNG V. HAWAII The central issue in the case was whether or not everyday citizens have a right to carry a gun in public for self-defense, or whether that […]

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9th Circuit upholds right to open carry, 2nd Amendment fight expected

9th Circuit upholds right to open carry, 2nd Amendment fight expected

Gun Rights

FILE – This undated image taken in King County, Washington shows an individual purchasing a handgun.(Photo: KOMO News) WASHINGTON (Circa) — The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals laid the groundwork for a larger fight over the Second Amendment in a Tuesday ruling that upheld a citizen’s right to openly carry a firearm in public. In a 2-1 ruling, the three-judge panel found that the state of Hawaii overstepped its authority to regulate firearms by denying an individual the right to publicly carry a gun, openly or concealed. "We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence," Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain concluded in the majority opinion . "But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense." On both sides of the issue, advocates of the Second Amendment and gun control activists, said O’Scannlain’s decision will not be the final word. More likely, legal experts expect the Tuesday ruling will be challenged and overturned by a larger panel of judges on the traditionally liberal-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. If that were to happen, the court would have ruled in the course of a few years to reject the right to both open carry and concealed carry, raising fundamental questions about the Second Amendment. THE MATTER OF YOUNG V. HAWAII The central issue in the case was whether or not everyday citizens have a right to carry a gun in public for self-defense, or whether that […]

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9th Circuit upholds right to open carry, 2nd Amendment fight expected

9th Circuit upholds right to open carry, 2nd Amendment fight expected

Gun Rights

FILE – This undated image taken in King County, Washington shows an individual purchasing a handgun.(Photo: KOMO News) WASHINGTON (Circa) — The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals laid the groundwork for a larger fight over the Second Amendment in a Tuesday ruling that upheld a citizen’s right to openly carry a firearm in public. In a 2-1 ruling, the three-judge panel found that the state of Hawaii overstepped its authority to regulate firearms by denying an individual the right to publicly carry a gun, openly or concealed. "We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence," Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain concluded in the majority opinion . "But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense." On both sides of the issue, advocates of the Second Amendment and gun control activists, said O’Scannlain’s decision will not be the final word. More likely, legal experts expect the Tuesday ruling will be challenged and overturned by a larger panel of judges on the traditionally liberal-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. If that were to happen, the court would have ruled in the course of a few years to reject the right to both open carry and concealed carry, raising fundamental questions about the Second Amendment. THE MATTER OF YOUNG V. HAWAII The central issue in the case was whether or not everyday citizens have a right to carry a gun in public for self-defense, or whether that […]

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9th Circuit upholds right to open carry, 2nd Amendment fight expected

9th Circuit upholds right to open carry, 2nd Amendment fight expected

Gun Rights

FILE – This undated image taken in King County, Washington shows an individual purchasing a handgun.(Photo: KOMO News) WASHINGTON (Circa) — The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals laid the groundwork for a larger fight over the Second Amendment in a Tuesday ruling that upheld a citizen’s right to openly carry a firearm in public. In a 2-1 ruling, the three-judge panel found that the state of Hawaii overstepped its authority to regulate firearms by denying an individual the right to publicly carry a gun, openly or concealed. "We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence," Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain concluded in the majority opinion . "But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense." On both sides of the issue, advocates of the Second Amendment and gun control activists, said O’Scannlain’s decision will not be the final word. More likely, legal experts expect the Tuesday ruling will be challenged and overturned by a larger panel of judges on the traditionally liberal-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. If that were to happen, the court would have ruled in the course of a few years to reject the right to both open carry and concealed carry, raising fundamental questions about the Second Amendment. THE MATTER OF YOUNG V. HAWAII The central issue in the case was whether or not everyday citizens have a right to carry a gun in public for self-defense, or whether that […]

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9th Circuit upholds right to open carry, 2nd Amendment fight expected

9th Circuit upholds right to open carry, 2nd Amendment fight expected

Gun Rights

FILE – This undated image taken in King County, Washington shows an individual purchasing a handgun.(Photo: KOMO News) WASHINGTON (Circa) — The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals laid the groundwork for a larger fight over the Second Amendment in a Tuesday ruling that upheld a citizen’s right to openly carry a firearm in public. In a 2-1 ruling, the three-judge panel found that the state of Hawaii overstepped its authority to regulate firearms by denying an individual the right to publicly carry a gun, openly or concealed. "We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence," Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain concluded in the majority opinion . "But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense." On both sides of the issue, advocates of the Second Amendment and gun control activists, said O’Scannlain’s decision will not be the final word. More likely, legal experts expect the Tuesday ruling will be challenged and overturned by a larger panel of judges on the traditionally liberal-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. If that were to happen, the court would have ruled in the course of a few years to reject the right to both open carry and concealed carry, raising fundamental questions about the Second Amendment. THE MATTER OF YOUNG V. HAWAII The central issue in the case was whether or not everyday citizens have a right to carry a gun in public for self-defense, or whether that […]

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