Wow, the most liberal court in the land just issued a pro-2nd Amendment ruling. The far-out leftist Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said that yes, people do have a right to carry a firearm for self-defense. This is on par with liberals admitting that abortion kills babies or that welfare isn’t a steppingstone to wealth.
A man from Hawaii sued the state after he was twice denied a licenses to carry a gun. Like all liberal places, Hawaii is a “may-issue” state meaning that people have to prove a reason beyond personal protection to be granted a conceal weapons permit and even then they almost never do. A lower court ruled against this man’s plea to have his 2nd Amendment rights recognized, but as Fox News reports, the Ninth came through with a surprise ruling:
The liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed the right of individuals to carry firearms in public in a ruling Tuesday, striking down a lower court argument that the Constitution only protects that right at home.
“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 ruling states.
It seems like these liberal judges looked at every possible angle to deny this man his rights and couldn’t find one. Here’s maybe the funniest thing about this uncharacteristic ruling:
Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote in his opinion that “for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.”
The way I read that last line was basically that the judge was shaking his fist screaming: “Damn you, Founding Fathers! There’s nothing I can do but rule that the 2nd Amendment does protect gun rights.”
In case you aren’t familiar with the Ninth Circuit Court, Fox has this informative and funny primer:
Based in San Francisco, the Ninth Circuit has a reputation for being one of the nation’s most liberal courts. Critics have branded the court the “Nutty 9th” or the “9th Circus,” in part because many of its rulings have been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. This includes an infamous 2002 ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional because of its use of the phrase “under God.”
While it’s amazing the the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the 2A, it’s probably a little early to start celebrating our freedom just yet. A few years ago this same court ruled that a San Diego man also had the right to carry a concealed weapon and then California, led by then Attorney General Kamala Harris, got the court to reverse it’s decision. I’m sure Hawaii will do the same thing with this latest decision.
The best hope for the gun rights of all Americans is for either of these cases to reach the Supreme Court. Once they rule that people have a right that is stated very clearly in the Constitution, it will be final. Kamala Harris and her entire army of liberal gun-hating kooks can’t overrule a SCOTUS decision no matter how hard they pout and stomp their feet.