Ninth Circuit: Yes, The Second Amendment Means Americans Have the Right to Bear Arms

The Second Amendment is settled law, people. Stop trying to change it.

The court concludes that California’s broad limits on both open and concealed carry of loaded guns — with no “shall-issue” licensing regime that assures law-abiding adults of a right to get licenses, but only a “good cause” regime under which no license need be given — “impermissibly infringe[] on the Second Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense.” The Ninth Circuit thus joins the Seventh Circuit, and disagrees with the Second, Third, and Fourth Circuits. (State courts are also split on the subject.)

If this holds up, and it will if it gets to SCOTUS, then California will have to issue concealed or open carry permits.