August 4, 2012
9TH CIRCUIT JUDGE STEPHEN REINHARDT: “Carrying a Gun … Is a Second Amendment Right.”
This is consistent with my analysis in Second Amendment Penumbras. One of the effects of Heller and McDonald was to put an end to the notion that firearms possession is somehow a deviant act, carried out at the actor’s peril. Instead, it’s been normalized. That has consequences.
UPDATE: Related: Armed Self-Defense In California. “It is quite entertaining to watch five would-be jewelry store robbers, two of them armed, falling over themselves to escape from a white-haired lady, the store’s owner. The key being, of course, that she was firing a handgun at them.”