Joe Biden was worried this day would come.
But he did not expect it to come so soon.
That’s because Amy Coney Barrett is about to do one thing that will leave Joe Biden seeing red.
The Supreme Court has not weighed in on the Second Amendment in around a decade.
Conservatives are itching for that to change now that Donald Trump’s appointed three new justices—including Amy Coney Barrett—to the Supreme Court.
Those on the right may finally get their wish.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that there is no right to open carry firearms in public.
In this case, Hawaii resident George Young applied twice in 2011 for open and concealed carry permits.
Hawaii law demands applicants show an urgent need even to open carry firearms.
Young argued that Hawaii’s “denial of his application for a handgun license violated his Second Amendment right to carry a loaded handgun in public for self-defense.”
The Ninth Circuit saw the case differently although many suspect this case will be appealed to the Supreme Court where the new conservative majority will be eager to expand the scope of the Second Amendment.
But in this case, the majority on the Ninth Circuit outrageously argued Hawaii’s prohibition on residents’ open carrying firearms passed constitutional muster.
“The government may regulate, and even prohibit, in public places – including government buildings, churches, schools, and markets – the open carrying of small arms capable of being concealed, whether they are carried concealed or openly,” Judge Jay Bybee ruled in the majority opinion.
The majority went so far as to argue that the right to self-defense in public wasn’t even guaranteed.
“We have never assumed that individuals have an unfettered right to carry weapons in public spaces,” the majority continued. “Indeed, we can find no general right to carry arms into the public square for self-defense,” the majority argued.
The majority’s absurd reasoning was that because the entirety of the most left-wing court in America ignored natural law and the Constitution and said there is no right to defend yourself in public, Americans should be left at the mercy of deranged gunmen.
“The en banc court held that the Second Amendment does not guarantee an unfettered, general right to openly carry arms in public for individual self-defense. Accordingly, Hawaii’s firearms-carry scheme is lawful,” the majority continued.
“Hawaii’s restrictions on the open carrying of firearms reflect longstanding prohibitions and that the conduct they regulate is therefore outside the historical scope of the Second Amendment,” the majority concluded.
But the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court will likely be asked to overturn this wrongly decided case.
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