Saturday, March 27, 2021

Americans Have 'no right' To Carry Guns In Public, 9th Circuit Court rules; Appeals Court Rules States Have Power To 'regulate' and 'prohibit' Openly Carrying Guns In Public, and other Court news

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Americans have 'no right' to carry guns in public, 9th Circuit Court rules:
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that there is no right to carry a gun in public.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 7-4 ruling rejected a challenge to Hawaii’s requirement that residents must pass an application to have weapons outside the home.
Hawaii’s law requires residents to show an urgency or need to carry a firearm, the applicant must have good character, and he or she must be “engaged in the protection of life and property.”
George Young applied twice for a firearm carry license, but was denied. He unsuccessfully sued Hawaii officials over the restrictions.
“There is no right to carry arms openly in public; nor is any such right within the scope of the Second Amendment,” the court ruled in an “en banc” decision that involved 11 of the panel’s judges. --->READ MORE HERE
Appeals court rules states have power to 'regulate' and 'prohibit' openly carrying guns in public:
A federal appeals court in Hawaii ruled on Wednesday that state governments have the ability to "regulate" and "prohibit" the open carrying of firearms in certain public areas.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the judgment in a 7-4 en banc decision, with those in the majority insisting that regulations on where people can openly display firearms are not contrary to the Second Amendment unless they pertain to hunting. The judges added that the restrictions do "not infringe in any way on the right of an individual to defend his home or business."
“The government may regulate, and even prohibit, in public places — including government buildings, churches, schools, and markets — the open carrying of small arms capable of being concealed, whether they are carried concealed or openly,” wrote Judge Jay Bybee, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush.
He continued: "This power to regulate is fully consonant with the Second Amendment right. ... The pre-existing right to keep and bear arms is not a right to 'carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.'" Bybee added that the landmark court case District of Columbia v. Heller purportedly solidified a need for self-defense within one's home or business. --->READ MORE HERE
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