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Do you feel Americans should have the right to carry a concealed weapon?


tech: June 11, 2016 8:40 p.m.

It's not based on a feeling. It's a Constitutionally recognized right to keep AND bear arms.

Therefore, states must allow the ability to bear (carry) firearms not just at home or business, but in public.

Concealed carry has a tactical advantage of surprise and provides a herd immunity, i.e. criminals can't determine who or who isn't armed.

billy91350: June 13, 2016 12:10 p.m.

The 14th Amendment allows states to limit gun ownership. That's why we have 50 states with 50 different sets of laws. Know your history before you comment on something you dont have a clue about

hopeful: June 13, 2016 12:40 p.m.

14th Amendment - Section 1:

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

States may be able to create their own gun laws, but they are not allowed to "limit gun ownership" in such a way that it infringes on the 2nd Amendment.

billy91350: June 13, 2016 12:50 p.m.

they can and do. they put limits on gun ownership by restricting magazine size, types of guns you can buy, and whether not one can be concealed. the rule that the states have to abide by is that the laws restricting gun ownership are passed by legislative means and is equal for everyone in that state. long story short the states cant stop you from owning a gun but they can put a whole bunch of restrictions on gun ownership.

billy91350: June 13, 2016 12:50 p.m.

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tech: June 14, 2016 11:25 a.m.

Let's test your hypothesis that I don't have a clue about history and the Second Amendment, billy91350.

States can place restrictions but they cannot amount to a de facto ban, as that would constitute an infringement on the 2A. This has already been ruled on in DC vs. Heller.

The "keep" of keep and bear arms has already been decided. The next battle is to enforce the Constitutionally recognized right to "bear".

Currently, it's large urban municipalities that are using regulations to enforce de facto bans. In CA, open carry is banned state wide. For LA County et al, the policy is "good cause" for issue of a concealed carry license and the MO is there's no "good cause", amounting to a de facto ban on bearing arms. This is what the Peruta case is litigating.

Case tracker here: --edited.

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