The Supreme Court was asked to hear a case regarding concealed carry rights in California. Unfortunately, the court decided not to hear the case.
The case was brought by a San Diego man who was denied his right to carry a firearm concealed because he didn’t have ‘good cause.’ Apparently in California, self-defense isn’t ‘good cause.’ The 2nd Amendment doesn’t really apply in that state. As The Washington Times reported:
The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a closely watched gun rights case that challenged restrictions on concealed carry — a decision that earned a stinging rebuke from Justice Clarence Thomas.
In opting not to hear Peruta v. California, the high court let stand an en banc ruling from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a California law requiring a gun owner to show “good cause” in order to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun in public. The state law left the authority to decide what constitutes “good cause” up to local authorities, like sheriffs or police chiefs.
Essentially, citizens are at the whim of state authorities. If authorities are anti-2nd Amendment and don’t believe regular citizens should be allowed to protect themselves, they won’t be allowed to carry concealed. Frankly, it’s disgusting, and Justice Clarence Thomas felt the same:
“The Court’s decision to deny certiorari in this case reflects a distressing trend: the treatment of the Second Amendment as a disfavored right,” Justice Thomas wrote.
He went on to rebuke his colleagues for failing to seriously consider the effect that letting the decision stand would have on every day Americans.
For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous,” Justice Thomas wrote. “But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand by idly while a State denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it.”
How despicable that the other justices don’t believe self-defense is a fundamental human right. These people are supposed to uphold the Constitution which protects Americans’ rights to bear arms. Clearly, they don’t grasp that nor do they believe the 2nd Amendment is an important right in the Bill of Rights.
It was only Thomas and Justice Gorsuch who dissented. It would be nice to know what the hell is wrong with the others.
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