BREAKING: COURT RULES CONSTITUTION DOES NOT PROTECT CONCEALED CARRY

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Thursday,

June 8th, 2016

MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN


A federal court of appeals concluded on Thursday that people do not have the right to carry concealed weapons, outside of their home, under the U.S. Constitution. The panel of 11 judges in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a strong 41 page decision that lays out their analysis on the case. According to Mark Stern from Slate.com, the decision (Peruta v. San Diego), "is likely to be the last word on this litigation: It was issued en banc, meaning the plaintiffs’ only remaining hope is a Hail Mary appeal to the Supreme Court, which makes a habit of avoiding gun cases these days" (Stern 1). 

The panel indicated that law enforcement officials can require applicants for a concealed weapon permit to show they are in "immediate changer or otherwise have a good reason for a permit beyond self-defense" (FoxNews.com). 

The decision overturned a 2014 ruling by a smaller 9th Circuit panel. 

We will continue provide updates on this case and other legislation regarding gun laws in the United States.


Tyler B. Webb
Senior Law Clerk, Levitt Law Firm
Editor-In-Chief, Collegelawyerblog.com


SOURCES:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/06/09/ninth_circuit_rules_no_constitutional_right_to_concealed_carry_of_firearms.html

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/09/court-no-right-to-carry-concealed-weapons-in-public.html


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