The right to bear arms, enshrined in the Second Amendment of the Constitution, has been under attack by liberals for decades. They fight on, in spite of the fact that their fight directly conflicts with the will of the vast majority of Americans. In waging a continuing war on liberty, progressives and liberals have directly and intentionally opposed the freedoms that have existed since the founding of the Republic.
These fights culminated in 2008, when the Supreme Court held in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment not only guarantees an individual’s right to possess a firearm completely unconnected with service in a militia, but to also have the right to use that firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, most especially self-defense within the home. “[W]e find they guarantee the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation (i.e., self-defense). The inherent right of self-defense has been central to the Second Amendment right,” they concluded.
President Obama and congressional Democrats, led by Senator Harry Reid, have made numerous attempts to capitalize on the tragic deaths of children and other innocents killed in shooting incidents in an ongoing effort to restrict or curtail gun rights. Their endeavors have met with failure because the overwhelming majority of Americans recognize that these attempts are inappropriately misguided and disproportionate responses to such incidents.
In poll after poll from 1990 to 2013, support for strict gun control laws and regulations has fallen from nearly 80% in 1990 to below 50% today. Americans realize that unnecessary attempts to infringe on the rights of gun ownership for law-abiding citizens is the wrong solution to a problem with the mental health of deranged liberals.
Now, even the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals – the most liberal Circuit Court in America – recognizes the irrefutable fact that the Second Amendment is a sacred right which has ensured the freedoms and liberties that all Americans enjoy. From the Los Angeles Daily News:
A divided federal appeals court has struck down California’s concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that California is wrong to require applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The court ruled that all law-abiding citizens are entitled to carry concealed weapons outside the home for self-defense purposes.
The ruling left no doubt as to where the court stood, as it upheld the constitutionally protected right to gun ownership, and struck down the attacks on freedom governmental infringement and attempted bans, masquerading as “reasonable regulation.”
From the Los Angeles Times:
A federal appeals court decided Thursday that a San Diego restriction on carrying concealed guns in public for self defense infringes on citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights.
In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned San Diego County permit requirements because the court said they denied responsible, law-abiding citizens the right to carry concealed handguns in public for self-defense.
California generally prohibits carrying guns, whether loaded or not, in public locations.
But residents may apply for a license to carry a concealed weapon in the city or county where they live or work. To obtain licenses in San Diego County, residents must show “good moral character,” complete a training course and establish they have valid reasons for needing the gun.
The court said San Diego’s policy was too restrictive under the 2nd Amendment because it required applicants to show a specific concern for personal safety.
Liberals like to claim that their arguments against gun ownership–even more so against concealed carry–are “common-sense proposals” that are accepted by the vast majority of Americans. However, these claims are revealed as false every time they are put to a vote, the real test of acceptance.
If judges on the most liberal court in the most liberal circuit now agree with citizens that gun rights are paramount, then the end of the war on the Second Amendment must be near.