On February 13 Breitbart News reported that a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California’s “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permits in the state.
Two weeks later, California Attorney General Kamala appealed, asking for the full 11-judge panel to hear and reverse the decision. Her request for appeal was joined by The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
On November 12 the Ninth Circuit rejected Harris’ appeal.
According to the Court’s November 12 order, “the panel denied motions to intervene,” finding that the requests for appeal “did not meet the heavy burden of demonstrating imperative reasons in favor of intervention on appeal.”
This is huge news for would-be concealed carry applicants throughout the state of California. Breitbart News previously reported that numerous counties–Los Angeles County and San Diego among them–were enforcing the “good cause” requirement until the appeals process ran its course. This required would-be concealed carry applicants to provide “good cause”–i.e., justification–for why they needed a concealed carry permit to being with.
In February the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Second Amendment is sufficient cause for bearing arms for self-defense. And as of November 12, that ruling stands.
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