Another 2nd Amendment win in California

Posted by: Phineas on March 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"Crime stopper"

“Self-defense”

Okay, someone has put something in the water at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; this is the second ruling in a row where they’ve defended the right to bear arms in self defense against hyper-restrictive California laws. This time, they smacked down the Yolo County Sheriff:

Just weeks after striking down the San Diego County “good cause” requirement as burdensome to the exercise of the Second Amendment, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Yolo County, CA’s requirement that a concealed carry applicant “prove they face a threat of violence or robbery” before being allowed to carry a gun.

The Court in its new-found crush on the Bill of Rights found that the application of the “good cause” rule in Yolo “impermissibly” infringed the plaintiffs 2nd Amendment rights. While the ruling only applies to the county in question, it seems to me this is another wedge in the door that opens the way for a state-wide ruling.

Civil liberties — what a concept!

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. steve says:

    Geez! Twice in a row for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to rule in favor of gun rights is quite a phenomenon indeed!

  2. Carlos says:

    Don’tch’all worry ’bout all this. Soon our sun god king will issue an executive order and put an end to all this constitutional insanity…

    And John-boy will hardly be able to keep dry pants figuring out the necessary contortions to make a pretzel out of the reasons our sun god king really does have the constitutional authority to override the Constitution.

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    Want to prove you are in danger? Name a “safe place” where you can visit. Is it an elementary school (Sandy Hook), political rally (Tucson), college classroom (Va. Tech), a shopping mall (Portland), movie theater (Aurora, CO), etc.?

    Concealed carry weapons are like the old American Express card ads; don’t leave home without it.