The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a ruling from a judge in Hawaii who ruled that people are only allowed to carry a gun in their own home and cannot take them out of the house.
A three-judge panel overthrew that ruling, declaring that even though they are worried about gun violence, the Second Amendment is clear about gun ownership and the right to protect yourself. The Ninth Circuit Court is the sixth Appeals court to rule that gun owners have the right to carry guns, making it more than possible that the Supreme Court will eventually accept a case as to set precedent and to stop the confusion.
The ruling, issued by a three-judge panel, is a rebuttal to Hawaii’s claim that Second Amendment protections only applied to carrying a gun openly in one’s home.
Reuters reports that the case was brought by George Young, after Hawaiian official “twice [denied] him a permit to carry a gun outside.” A District Court ruled that the denial did not infringe rights protected by the Second Amendment, but the Ninth Circuit panel disagreed.
Ninth Circuit Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote, “We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence. But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.”
The ruling for the constitutionality of openly carrying a firearm in public comes a week to the day after a Ninth Circuit panel upheld the ruling which blocked California’s “high capacity” magazine ban.
Once Kavanaugh is on the bench, the Supreme Court will become more 2nd Amendment friendly and they will begin taking up more cases where localities and states try to pass restrictive gun laws that violate the constitution
A huge win for our constitution! Let’s hope this continues.