Calif. concealed weapon law tossed out by 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


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Hull, founding director of OKOCA, wears an unconcealed side arm at Beverly's Pancake House in Oklahoma City
Nov. 1, 2012: A Oklahoma resident wears an unconcealed side arm at Beverly’s Pancake House in Oklahoma City, Okla., a state that passed a concealed-carry law last year. (Reuters)
February 13, 2014 Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO – A divided federal appeals court on Thursday struck down California’s concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

By a 2-1 vote, the three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said California was wrong to require applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

“The right to bear arms includes the right to carry an operable firearm outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense,” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote for the majority.

Judge Sidney Thomas dissented, writing that the good cause requirement limited the number of people carrying concealed handguns in public to those legitimately in need.

“It…

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