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9th Circuit Affirms Right to Carry in Public

9th Circuit Affirms Right to Carry in Public

Hawaii got a wake-up call this week regarding its interpretation of the Second Amendment.

It seems that Hawaiian officials think the right to keep and bear arms pertains only to guns that are kept in the home. With regards to that, they twice denied a man, George Young, a permit to carry.

A three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit—historically a liberal-leaning appeals court—told Hawaii that was a no-go.

“We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence,” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote in Tuesday’s ruling. “But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.”

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