” In the latest victory for firearms advocates, a federal appeals court has tossed out Yolo County’s policy requiring citizens to prove they face a threat of violence or robbery before they can get a concealed weapon permit.
In an unpublished memorandum issued Wednesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a three-judge panel found Yolo County’s “policy impermissibly infringes on theSecond Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense.”
The memorandum reversed a 2011 decision by a Sacramento federal judge who upheld the policy. His action, however, came nearly three years before a circuit opinion last month laying down definitive Second Amendment law in the nine Western states.
Wednesday’s appellate ruling rests on that much broader February opinion in a similar lawsuit challenging San Diego County’s policy, which essentially found that county’s sheriff and other officials throughout the sprawling circuit cannot demand proof that a citizen has “good cause” before a concealed weapon permit can be obtained.”
This cannot help AG Kamala Harris in her request to appeal the Ninth circuit’s ruling …
” California Attorney General Kamala Harris already has appealed the 2-1 appellate decision in the San Diego County case, urging the court to reverse its ruling, arguing that local law enforcement officials must be allowed to determine who can carry a concealed weapon in their jurisdictions.”
But of course in typical liberal fashion , she has the issue exactly backwards ; It’s not up to law enforcement to determine who is ALLOWED to possess/carry a gun , that is a birthright . No , all are entitled to the right to self-defense unless they have in some way proven that they do not deserve that right any longer and that is a determination to be made by the courts .
It is law enforcement’s job to see to it that those who have been found to have legally forfeited their right do not continue to prey on the honest citizenry . Police , in a free society , are by nature and design a strictly reactionary force , since as they remind us they have no obligation to protect us , and as such have no business being pro-active in denying the citizens their rights .
The burden of proof lies with the accuser not the accused and as such our right are ours by our very nature of being and not based on which the authorities may choose to bestow .
” Today’s ruling reinforces the Second Amendment’s application to state and local governments, and will help clear the way for more California citizens to exercise their right to bear arms,” said Second Amendment Foundation founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “California officials have been put on notice that they can no longer treat the Second Amendment as a heavily regulated government privilege.”