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Charles Nichols is a proponent of open carry.  In 2011, he filed a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit seeking to overturn California’s 1967 ban on openly carrying loaded firearms in public for the purpose of lawful self-defense.  Oral argument in his case took place on February 15, 2018, before a three-judge panel of the 9th circuit court of appeals. Charles follows court cases relating to The Second Amendment and tells us what they really mean instead of what reporters, who have never read the decisions in the cases, say they mean.

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NRA Loses Fake Open Carry Lawsuit, Files Three More Concealed Carry...

After losing a lawsuit before the 9th circuit court of appeals in 2016, a case in which the NRA argued that states and local...

Is There a Right to Keep and Bear Arms Outside of...

Lost in the perennial argument over gun-free school zones and black rifles these past weeks were two cases argued in the 9th circuit court...

The Guns of February, A Story of Two Three-Judge Panels

Next month, in two Federal courtrooms nearly 3,000 miles apart, two separate three-judge panels of the 9th circuit court of appeals will hear oral...

California Open Carry Lawsuit to be Heard by 9th Circuit on...

As my readers know, I am the first and only person in the fifty years since California's ban on openly carrying loaded firearms became...

The End of California Concealed Carry

Not just the end of California Concealed Carry but the end of concealed carry throughout the 9th circuit court of appeals. Nine years, two months,...

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allowing Guns Inside of Gun-Free School Zones

For the past six years, I have been in Federal court fighting to overturn California's existing bans on openly carrying firearms for the purpose...

Is There a Right to Keep and Bear Arms? 9th Circuit...

After six years of litigation, the 9th circuit court of appeals will now decide whether or not it can find a right to keep...

NRA Open Carry Lawsuit Opposes Open Carry

Yes, you read the headline correctly. The NRA Open Carry lawsuit opposes Open Carry. And don't say I didn't warn you that the National Rifle...

Supreme Court Long Conference on September 25, 2017

On September 25th the US Supreme Court will have its first conference of the 2017-2018 term where the fate of 857 cert petitions await....

A Declaration That Open Carry Is the Right

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Oral Argument in California Open Carry Appeal is Tentatively Scheduled for November It looks like oral argument will take place...

Transcript Released in NRA’s Fake Open Carry Lawsuit

162 days after the hearing took place on the motions to dismiss the NRA's fictitious Open Carry lawsuit, Federal District Court Judge John A....

50th Anniversary of California’s Loaded Open Carry Ban

In 50 years there has only been one lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of California's ban on carrying loaded firearms in public as applied to...

Can We Save Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms?

It seems we can't save our right to keep and bear arms, if the Second Amendment lawyers have their way. Two weeks to the day...

Supreme Court Decides to Wait for Another Second Amendment Case

In the morning of June 26, 2017, the US Supreme Court informed us that it had denied the cert petition filed in the concealed...

The Evil Practice of Carrying Weapons Secretly

"We are of the opinion, then, that so far as the act of 1837 seeks to suppress the practice of carrying certain weapons secretly,...

NRA Lawyer says Odds are Supreme Court will NOT take Concealed...

After having been rescheduled four times for consideration by the justices in their private conferences in which the nine justices vote on whether or...

The NRA Lost Another Second Amendment Appeal Today

I don't mean the NRA concealed carry appeal to the US Supreme Court, Peruta v. California (formerly Peruta v. San Diego) which was reviewed...

Lead Plaintiff in Supreme Court Concealed Carry Appeal says Courts are...

Edward Peruta, the lead plaintiff in the California Concealed Carry lawsuit which, as of this writing, is still pending before the United States Supreme...

Peruta Concealed Carry Lawsuit has Waited 2,768 Days – Supreme Court...

On October 23, 2009, Ed Peruta filed his lawsuit seeking a concealed carry permit from San Diego Sheriff Gore. That was 2,768 days ago...

Second Amendment Case Peruta vs. California May Strike-Out at Supreme Court

I hope the Supreme Court grants the Peruta cert petition but that is unlikely to happen. The reasons why the cert petition will likely...