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BREAKING: U.S. Appeals Court: Constitution Gives Right to Carry Gun In Public

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The normally very left-wing Ninth Circuit U.S Appeals court is staying busy.

Last week, the San Francisco backed-based Ninth Circuit overruled a lower court’s decision to suspend California’s ban on the possession of any magazine over ten rounds.

Today they’ve brought down yet another Second Amendment case where they tell us what we already know.

On July 24, the Court ruled the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment protects the right to carry a gun in public.

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Reuters reported today:

A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment protects a right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense, rejecting a claim by Hawaii officials that the right only applies to guns kept at home.

The extent of the right to gun ownership protected by the Second Amendment is one of the most hotly contested debates in the United States, where life has been punctuated by a steady stream of mass shootings.

The ruling issued by a three-judge panel on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, came a year after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule either way on the carrying of guns in public.

Two of the three 9th Circuit judges voted to reverse a decision by the U.S. District Court in Hawaii that state officials did not infringe on the rights of George Young, the plaintiff, in twice denying him a permit to carry a gun outside.

“We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence,” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote in Tuesday’s ruling. “But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.”

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The ruling rejects the claim by Hawaii officials that the second amendment only applies to owning a gun at home.

When the authors of the Constitution wrote, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”, they meant . . . it shall NOT be infringed, EVER.

Gun owners across America already know that restricting the ability to carry a firearm in public is an infringement on our rights.

While important, Second Amendment supporters must realize that un-elected men and women in black robes will not always rule in their favor.

As a representative republic, we elect individuals to vote on laws.  If they vote against our rights, we can defeat them in the next election.

That is not the case with federal judges.

That’s why it’s vital Second Amendment supporters stay active, mobilized, and involved in their local, state and federal elections, where gun owners can make the biggest difference.

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