The 2nd Amendment triumphs in California this week, and by the most liberal court in the country, the 9th Circuit!
Two of the three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that “the right to purchase and sell firearms is part and parcel of the historically recognized right to keep and bear arms.”
Important to note that California is the state with the most stringent anti-2nd Amendment Brady Gun Laws, and the worst gun crime stats as well!
The case revolved around an ordinance in Alameda County, California, that bans gun stores from being located within 500 feet of a residential zone, school, day care center, another firearms retailer or liquor establishment.
Three businessmen had argued the ordinance violated their 2nd Amendment rights because they were prevented from opening a gun store. They claimed that the ordinance was purposely intended to keep legal gun dealers from operating in the county.
“If ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms’ is to have any force, the people must have a right to acquire the very firearms they are entitled to keep and to bear,” wrote Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, quoting the 2nd Amendment.
The three businessmen were also joined by three pro-2nd Amendment groups: The Calguns Foundation, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, and the 2nd Amendment Foundation.
The ordinance “was basically just a way of redlining gun stores out of existence,” said Donald Kilmer Jr., a lawyer for the business partners.
Pretty good win for California 2nd Amendment advocates who are generally on the losing side. You would think common sense would take over at some point.
California just had another recent 2nd Amendment win when Kingsburg Joint Union High School District voted to allow teachers and staff to carry guns.
The district follows Folsom and Anderson school districts that have already had a similar policy in place.
Gun Free zones do not work, that is why our founders wrote the 2nd Amendment, to keep the USA from becoming a gun free zone.
One has a sign that says “No guns allowed!”
The other one says, “We’re packin!”
Which place will a thug pick?
“States with the largest increase in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes. Thirty-one states now have such laws—called “shall-issue” laws. These laws allow adults the right to carry concealed handguns if they do not have a criminal record or a history of significant mental illness.” ~ John Lott
This is definitely one of the finest 2nd Amendment speeches I have heard! From former Marine, Missouri State Representative Paul Curtman!
“Our liberty hinges on the question on whether or not you believe you own yourself or whether or not you believe someone else owns you…I would argue that we own ourselves!”