Apr 14, 2017
California continues to restrict Second Amendment rights. A California-based case (Peruta v. San Diego) is one of five pending with the Supremes where local jurisdictions put heavy restrictions on a citizen’s right to carry concealed for non specific self defense. The Leftist 9th circuit ruled in favor of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s policy of making an applicant prove a specific threat before issuing a concealed weapon permit, which most people cannot do.
“The whole point of the Sheriff’s policy is to confine concealed-carry licenses to a very narrow subset of law-abiding residents,” Peruta’s attorneys wrote. “And because California law prohibits openly carrying a handgun outside the home, the result is that the typical law-abiding resident cannot bear a handgun for self-defense outside the home at all.”