For years, Conservatives have worried about the growing power of un-elected judges.
Every time there is a major case, it seems that activist leftist judges are making laws rather than interpreting them in a kind of judicial tyranny that threatens the balance of power and our natural, Constitutionally-enshrined rights!
We are one of the few nations in the world to guarantee freedom of speech, religion, and press.
We are also one of the very few nations in the world that allow its citizens to legally own and operate a firearm for the purposes of sport and self-defense.
But it looks like there are some judges in this country who want us to be more like the socialist regimes of Europe.
They recently voted to support an anti-gun law that will send repercussions across nine states. Apparently these judges aren’t concerned over the safety of the American citizen, or their constitutional right to protect themselves from predators.
From Conservative Tribune:
An 11-judge panel voted 7-4 to uphold an anti-gun law in California that requires those seeking a concealed carry permit to show a “good reason” above and beyond their natural right of self-defense in order to be approved for the carry permit, despite a federal judge recently striking down an almost identical law in Washington, D.C.
In essence, the 9th Circuit justices just gave their blessing to a de facto ban on concealed carry at the state and county level in the nine states under their jurisdiction, those states being: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
But all is not lost. There are leaders in this country who will not take this sitting down, such as Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange.
“The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held today that residents have no Second Amendment right to carry a firearm outside their home for self-defense,” Strange in a statement. “In effect, the appeals court ruled that San Diego County can outlaw guns outside the home by declining to issue anyone a permit. This court’s decision is a direct challenge to the Second Amendment and is unconstitutional.” (Conservative Tribune)
Such statements will hopefully build momentum to overturn this ruling. The American people are granted the right to bear arms, not as a privilege regulated by government, but as an inalienable right guaranteed by the Constitution. No body, be it a court or congress, has the right to deny it to us.
This is more proof that we need leadership that will defend our rights and not erode them. You may not be a card-carrying gun owner, but you surely value your rights of speech and religion. Today they’re after gun owners, what will stop them from coming after you tomorrow?
Source: Conservative Tribune