Bench Update: Ninth Circuit Holds Second Amendment Secures a right to Carry a Gun

Gun rights activist Holly Cusumano, 18, waves a flag during a rally for the 2nd Amendment at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Eugene Volokh reports:

So holds today’s Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. Feb. 13, 2014) (2-1 vote). The court concludes that California’s broad limits on both open and concealed carry of loaded guns — with no “shall-issue” licensing regime that assures law-abiding adults of a right to get licenses, but only a “good cause” regime under which no license need be given — “impermissibly infringe[] on the Second Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense.”

The Ninth Circuit thus joins the Seventh Circuit, and disagrees with the Second, Third, and Fourth Circuits. (State courts are also split on the subject.)

I’m still reading the opinions, but I wanted to note this promptly…

Eugene Volokh – Ninth Circuit holds Second Amendment secures a right to carry a gun


2 Comments on “Bench Update: Ninth Circuit Holds Second Amendment Secures a right to Carry a Gun”

  1. […] Pundit from another Planet Eugene Volokh reports: So holds today’s Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. Feb. 13, […]


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