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The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has issued an opinion stating that the right of a person to carry a concealed firearm in public is not protected by the Second Amendment.

The appellants in the case of Peruta v. County of San Diego  argued that they were denied licenses to carry firearms because they did not satisfy the good cause requirements in policies established by county sheriffs in California.   They also argued that the policies violated their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.   However, the court decided the Second Amendment does not protect the right to carry concealed firearms in public.   Therefore, any restriction imposed by a state on carrying a concealed firearm (including for good cause however defined) is allowed.

 

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