08 April, 2021

Well, This Will be a Fun SCOTUS Decision

9th Circuit Court: 'No right' to carry guns in public - Washington Times

That’s a tricky end around on the 2nd Amendment. You have the right to keep & bear arms. In your own home.

George Young applied twice for a firearm carry license, but was denied. He unsuccessfully sued Hawaii officials over the restrictions.

“There is no right to carry arms openly in public; nor is any such right within the scope of the Second Amendment,” the court ruled in an “en banc” decision that involved 11 of the panel’s judges.

“We can find no general right to carry arms into the public square for self-defense,” the majority wrote, claiming that the Second Amendment applies to the “defense of hearth and home.

I think that to make this argument work, you to have to show that was the Founders intention, or at least show some other right that the Founders implied you have, but only in the privacy of your own home.

I’m not sure that’s doable. And I think it sets a dangerous precedent on how we interpret the Constitution if such a ruling is allowed to stand. Can we then argue that freedom of speech is only allowed in your own home as well? What about the Eighth Amendment? You are only protected from “cruel and unusual punishment” inside your own home?

I have a hard time believing that you can even get most of the liberal justices on the Supreme Court to go along with this, but I’ve been surprised before.

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