Author Topic: 9th Circuit Court overturns CA's ban on handgun carry  (Read 641 times)

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Re: 9th Circuit Court overturns CA's ban on handgun carry
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 08:48:01 AM »
Read the decision/opinion.  It's immediate effects are small, and the State can drag it on for years, but they have no alternative but to appeal to the supreme court. If not California has to go to open carry (loaded open as opposed to the unloaded open that they where before) or to Shall Issue.

The opinion is overly documented as if the Judge felt this was going to the supreme court. 

All in all a day of sunshine for a state that has had nothing but sleet as far as gun laws goes. As far as climate of liberty goes they are still at -30 degrees.

I do hope you get some real soft rain soon though not a ton of flooding. Drought in the central Valley would devastate the area.
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Re: 9th Circuit Court overturns CA's ban on handgun carry
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 10:12:56 AM »
The Ninth is run by Alex Kozinski, perhaps the greatest believer in liberty on the federal bench -- and the most passionate supporter  of the Second Amendment. 

It was written to lay the groundwork for reform and to withstand appeal. The decision goes beyond the single issue of concealed carry and puts it in perspective of the broader RKBA.  It's a good step for the people of California and a slap in the face to the imperial leaders who seek to deny citizens their Constitutional rights.

The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed -- where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.

-- Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003