Appeals court says States can restrict open Carry of Firearms

This could be a very important decision. The 2nd amendment refers to a “well regulated militia.” That does not mean anyone can have a gun anywhere at any time.” The 2nd amendment was written at a time when we had no military or national police. It is no longer relevant:

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that states may restrict the open carrying of guns in public, a major ruling that is certain to be appealed to a US Supreme Court hostile to limits on the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in a 7-4 ruling upheld Hawaii’s limits on openly carrying firearms in public, rejecting a challenge from Hawaii resident George Young, who had sued the state for denying his bid to carry a handgun outside the home.

“There is no right to carry arms openly in public; nor is any such right within the scope of the Second Amendment,” Judge Jay Bybee, a nominee of George W. Bush, wrote in the majority opinion.

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