The Ninth Circus, aka Dante’s Ninth Circle, formally the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, has just ruled that open carry of loaded firearms is part of the Second Amendment. Sweet, let’s hope it sticks. The San Francisco Gate was especially butthurt.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Hawaii officials had violated George Young’s rights when he was denied a permit to openly carry a loaded gun in public to protect himself. …
If the ruling stands, it could lead to more guns in public in the few western states under 9th Circuit jurisdiction where they are currently restricted.
Heehee, the “few Western states under 9th Circuit jurisdiction”. That would be Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, and Alaska. Only a third of the USA’s landmass & population. Just a “few western states”, y’know.
“We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence, which the State of Hawaii ‘has understandably sought to fight,'” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote. “But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.”
Hmm, O’Scannlain is actually a white male American. With a name like that, I was expecting a Nigerian prince or something. He’s a pro-gun judge on the Ninth? And he achieved senior status in 2016? Interesting.
Feels nice when my cynicism turns out to be unfounded.