Despite High Court’s Decision To Not Hear Peruta, Justice Thomas Says 2A Protects Carry

posted on June 30, 2017

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court recently chose to not hear the important Peruta v. California case, Judge Clarence Thomas’s written dissent to the decision showed his support for carrying firearms outside the home for self-defense.

In the Peruta decisions, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that “the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public.” Thomas obviously disagrees.

“[SCOTUS] has already suggested that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry firearms in public in some fashion,” Thomas wrote in dissent of the decision to not hear the case. “As we explained in Heller, to ‘bear arms’ means to ‘wear, bear, or carry upon the person or in the clothing or in a pocket, for the purpose of being armed and ready for offensive or defensive action in a case of conflict with another person.’  …The most natural reading of this definition encompasses public carry.”

Thomas added: “I find it extremely improbable that the framers understood the Second Amendment to protect little more than carrying a gun from the bedroom to the kitchen.”

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