Even The 9th Circuit Can Respect The 2nd Amendment

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, yes the one that sits in San Francisco, California, ruled this week that Open Carry is constitutional.

From the 9th Circuit’s majority opinion

The Second Amendment encompasses a right to carry a firearm openly in public for self-defense. Analyzing the text of the Second Amendment and reviewing the relevant history, including founding-era treatises and nineteenth century case law, the panel stated that it was unpersuaded by the County’s and the State’s argument that the Second Amendment only has force within the home. The panel stated that once identified as an individual right focused on self-defense, the right to bear arms must guarantee some right to self-defense in public. The panel held that because Hawaii law restricted plaintiff in exercising the right to carry a firearm openly, it burdened conduct protected by the Second Amendment.

Again, that’s from the liberal 9th Circuit.

The law is the law is the law. For all the gun grabbers out there, US law permits self-defense with a fire arm. Sure there are restrictions, but any all-out gun ban is impractical and most importantly unconstitutional. We have the right to defend ourselves. If we choose to do so with a fire arm then the law protects that choice.

A bad gay with a gun can’t be stopped by citing the law that is being broken. A good guy with a gun, and proper aim, can stop a bad guy with a gun every time. Restrictive gun laws only stop law abiding citizens from protecting themselves. This opinion from the 9th Circuit, of all places, is sound and consistent with current law. Guns save lives.