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It’s not terribly often that major, earthshaking rulings come down that reverberate throughout the entirety of the Second Amendment community.

This week, however, is now an exception to that rule after a US appeals court made an incredibly bold decision on the nature of the Second Amendment.

On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Second Amendment protects a right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense.

That ruling was a reversal of a decision by the U.S. District Court in Hawaii, which had ruled that state officials did not infringe on a citizen’s rights when they twice denied him a permit to carry a gun outside.

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Two of the three 9th Circuit judges agreed to reverse the decision by the district court; Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote, “We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence. But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.”

This movement on the right to bear arms comes at a time in which the United States is facing an unprecedented amount of political animosity, with the mainstream media fanning the flames of their self-described “New Civil War”.

Furthermore, this ruling helps to corroborate a very poignant interpretation of the Second Amendment as being its own concealed carry permit outright.  Proponents of this legal view believe that any sort of regulatory restrictions on the right to concealed carry are infringements of the right to bear arms and are thusly illegal and unconstitutional.

 

 

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