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The question for the court is simple. Is the possession or carrying of a firearm by default lawful or unlawful under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments?
Having read so many of their briefs I can predict one of the things NRA lawyers will say in their challenge to the City of Los Angeles magazine ban.
One can only hope that the en banc decision is published soon but there is no time limit for the court to issue its decision and may take years.
Will liberal judges uphold a 1967 ban on openly carrying loaded firearms enacted specifically to prevent Blacks and other minorities from openly carrying?
Circuit Judge Carlos Bea asked California Solicitor General to clarify that the Second Amendment core right defined in the Supreme Court Heller decision can apply outside the home.
A majority decision of the 11 judge en banc panel of the 9th Circuit in the combined cases of Peruta v. San Diego and Richards v. Prieto requires six votes
Charles Nichols reports that the NRA, which opposed Open Carry, claims credit for the law - openly carrying loaded firearms in public for self-defense.
The battle continues. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge granted my Amicus motion in the combined en banc cases of Peruta v. San Diego and Richards v. Prieto
As it is illegal to possess a firearm in public for the purpose of self-defense in California, it is impossible to use one for self-defense unless it falls from the sky.
After the Los Angeles Watts' Riot of 1965, two Black men formed the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in Oakland California. On several occasions they and their supporters confronted police and government officials while openly bearing arms.