Thursday, February 13, 2014
9th Circuit: "Good cause" Violates Second Amendment
Great news out of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In the case of Peruta v. San Diego, the court found that requiring "good cause" to get a carry permit violates the Second Amendment. The court said the state of California can decide what training and background checks are required as well as the manner of carry. However, they can't preclude the vast majority of Californians from exercising their right to carry.
Dave Kopel has more here at the Volokh Conspiracy page of the Washington Post.
Here is some background on the original case, the decision by District Court Judge Irma Gonzalez, and the decision to appeal the case to the 9th Circuit. The case was appealed to the 9th Circuit in late 2010 which shows just how long it takes to move Second Amendment cases forward.