States Can Restrict Concealed Weapons, Appeals Court Says
Concealed weapons were never a part of the 2nd. I would also argue that countless thousands of people do have good cause, and that must be a standard that is not a wink and a nod “No”. I believe in the castle doctrine as established in the late 1800’s. You may use a gun for defense in your home, on your property and at your place of business.
Who would have believed me if I asserted Scalia wrote the SCOTUS precedent for this ruling? Anyone?
CCW solves a problem for those that do face a threat and don’t or would not be allowed to carry openly. California law actually has exceptions to gun restrictions for “bank messengers, gem and precious metals dealers”. It would be a little odd for a diamond dealer to open carry.
“The historical materials bearing on the adoption of the Second and Fourteenth Amendments are remarkably consistent,” wrote Judge William Fletcher, going back to 16th century English law to find instances of restrictions on concealed weapons. “We therefore conclude that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms does not include, in any degree, the right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public.”Read MoreFletcher also cited the most recent Supreme Court cases on gun rights, District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago, which were major victories for gun rights activists, in making his case. The Heller decision, authored by Justice Antonin Scalia, solidified a Second Amendment right of the public to keep guns, but it specifically noted the right was not absolute, and Fletcher pointed out that Scalia cited restrictions on concealed weapons as a historical example.