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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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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...

Did the NRA Take a Dive in its Fake Open Carry...

I think it was 9th circuit court of appeals circuit judge William A. Fletcher who once asked, facetiously, if the two lawyers on opposite...

Supreme Court Again Silent on Second Amendment

Supporters and opponents of the Second Amendment have waited seven and a half years for a final decision in the case of Peruta v....

Supreme Court Math and Concealed Carry in Peruta v. California

Having lost its concealed carry appeal in the 9th circuit court of appeals, the National Rifle Association through its official state organization (the California...

Federal Judge Upholds Nonexistent Gun Ban

A Federal judge in California upheld a ban on persons who have a license to carry a concealable weapon (CCW) from carrying a handgun...

Concealed Carry, Incest, Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court

Some day soon, we will know whether or not the concealed carry cert petition, Peruta v. California, is denied, granted, or relisted to the...

Justice Neil Gorsuch and the Second Amendment

Sometime between this Friday evening and Monday, Appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch will become an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court just in...

The Next Second Amendment Handgun Carry Case to Go Down in...

This is a sad second amendment handgun carry case, Young v. Hawaii. The saddest fact is nothing can be done at this late stage...

Federal Judge Tells NRA to Put Up or Shut Up in...

Federal Judge John A. Kronstadt has set a deadline of 11:59 PM, May 1st, 2017, for the NRA to amend its lawsuit seeking concealed...

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Finally Recognizes the Second Amendment

During the oral arguments today before the US Supreme Court in the case of County of Los Angeles v. Mendez Justice Sotomayor grudgingly recognized...

Another Second Amendment Appeal Shot-Down by the 9th Circuit

I have mixed feelings about the fate of this latest lawsuit out of Hawaii shot-down by the 9th circuit court of appeals last week...

US Supreme Court to Decide Concealed Carry Petition in Two Weeks

Two weeks from today on March 24, 2017 all eight justices of the United States Supreme Court will meet in a private conference and...

The Florida Supreme Court Just Handed The US Supreme Court a...

The Florida Supreme Court just handed the US Supreme Court a Second Amendment case it can't refuse. In a 4-2-0 decision, the Florida Supreme Court...

California Asks Supreme Court to Wait For Nichols v. Brown Open...

The National Rifle Association filed a cert petition with the United States Supreme Court through its official state organization the California Rifle and Pistol...

NRA Got Spanked for Valentine’s Day!

A Federal district court judge issued an Order and tentative ruling on Valentine's Day smacking down the National Rifle Association's latest attempt at obtaining...

President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

An ocean of ink has spilled these past two days about President Trump's nominee to fill the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court...

A Concealed Carry Case SCOTUS Can’t Refuse

No, it isn't the NRA's concealed carry appeal out of California (Peruta v. San Diego) or the concealed carry appeal the US Supreme Court...

President Trump’s Judicial Opportunity and Conundrum

The Opportunity Everybody knows that President Trump will nominate someone to fill the seat of the late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. By all...

NRA Tells Supreme Court Open Carry is Perverse

There is a moral putrefaction oozing out from the core of the so called gun-rights community. Its leadership and many, if not most, of...