There is no constitutional right for the general public to carry concealed firearms outside the home, a federal appellate court ruled Thursday in a decision that serves as a major blow to Second Amendment advocates.
In a much awaited en banc ruling, the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld two California counties’ laws that require gun owners to show “good cause” in order to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun. The 7-4 decision overturns a prior ruling by a three-judge panel that said the laws in place in San Diego and Yolo counties were unconstitutional.
“We hold that the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public,” wrote Judge William A. Fletcher for the majority.

Via: WT

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