The Supreme Court rejected a case out of California challenging the state's ban on concealed and open carry. The case – Peruta v. California – dealt with the fact that California law forces residents to show a 'good reason' in order to be given the right to carry a concealed firearm. Since it is next to impossible to prove this in liberal counties, and open carry is completely banned, the result is a ban on all types of carry.
In a stunning turn of events, after rescheduling the case for a dozen different conferences, the Supreme Court just denied cetiorari (refused to hear the case).
That leaves California's law in place. It is illegal to open carry in the state and it remains legal for law enforcement to prohibit you (for any reason whatsoever) from carrying concealed.
Make no mistake: by refusing to hear this case, the Supreme Court has declared that there is no right to carry a firearm. The Court – through their inaction – has now emboldened liberal states to crackdown even harder on the 2nd Amendment. This wasn't the only case in recent years to focus on the right to carry. There were cases out of New Jersey and Maryland that challenged similar schemes, but the California challenge was considered the strongest.
Now we are back to square one. Even if President Trump is able to add another Justice to the bench soon, it will take years for a gun rights case to reach the highest court.
The Supreme Court has declared there is no right to carry. Are you gonna take that? Or will you fight back?
Before Congress right now is the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. If signed into law, it would force states to accept every other state's carry permits. If someone lives in California or another anti-gun state, they would be able to receive a non-resident carry permit from Utah or Florida and use it to carry nationwide… including in their home state. This legislation would end states' bans on concealed carry.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that the 2nd Amendment protects an individual right to carry firearms for self-defense. By rejecting the Peruta case, the court's liberal wing has just nullified that famous Scalia decision.
The issue now falls to Congress. For the first time ever, there is a piece of viable legislation already introduced that would literally overrule the Supreme Court. President Trump has promised to pass concealed carry reciprocity if it reaches his desk and there are 200 co-sponsors in the House (enough for passage).
This legislation would give every single law abiding American the right to defend themselves in every single state. The Supreme Court doesn't believe there is a right to carry in the Constitution.
Are you going to let these five liberal Justices leave you defenseless?
I will not. I CANNOT!
Liberals are terrified. They realize that Justice Kennedy – the liberal swing vote – is close to retirement. They wanted the Supreme Court to take up the case and then rule against the Second Amendment. Instead, the court left the door open for Congress to settle this once and for all.
Just to be clear. If Congress passes this bill, concealed carry becomes legal nationwide. All liberal anti-gun state laws banning concealed carry would be overturned. The 9th Circuit Court's decision (left in place by the Supreme Court) would be overruled.
We have never had an opportunity like this before to overrule liberal states and liberal activist judges.
Please, take action and join the fight!