A Hillary Supreme Court means goodbye to Second Amendment

The July/August issue of Imprimis has an excellent article by Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt on “The Next Supreme Court Justice” in which he discusses important cases and issues that will be decided by the Supreme Court. One important issue is whether the Second Amendment protects a right to carry a concealed firearm outside your home. On June 9, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 7-4 vote, ruled in Peruta v. San Diego that the Second Amendment does not protect a right to carry a concealed firearm.  California has a law that requires an applicant for a concealed weapons permit to show “good cause” to the sheriff of the county. According to the seven federal judges, stating that you need a firearm for self-defense is not enough; you have to provide a “specific fear” or a “particularized reason.”  This means you have to identify someone threatening you, or that your job is risky, or that you live in a...(Read Full Post)