(RightIsRight.co) – Wording is always important, even more so when dealing with the Constitution. Our Second Amendment gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms, although a court just ruled against this freedom, declaring that Americans can’t carry a firearm around without an approved “need.”
On Wednesday, March 24, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th circuit ruled that citizens in its jurisdiction must show their need to be “engaged in the protection of life and property” in order to carry a firearm in public. The ruling said the Second Amendment “does not guarantee an unfettered, general right to openly carry arms in public for individual self-defense.”
The National Rifle Association (NRA) quickly shared the news and let gun owners know it will fight to right this infringement on our freedoms:
BREAKING: The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit just ruled that THERE IS NO RIGHT TO CARRY – either openly or concealed in public.
This ruling impacts RTC laws in AK, HI, CA, AZ, OR, WA, & MT.
This was not an NRA case but we are exploring all options to rectify this.
— NRA (@NRA) March 24, 2021
This case will likely get appealed to the Supreme Court, and one professor and constitutional expert, Paul Bender, believes SCOTUS would likely reverse it. This current ruling wouldn’t even allow people to move their guns in public, which is simply ridiculous by anyone’s standards. Thankfully, both the NRA and lawyers are working hard and fast to restore our constitutional rights.
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