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On Bearing Arms

I think The Court has argued that the state must permit some form of bearing arms for the purposes of self-defense.  Or at the least has left the possibility open for the future.  It seems that regulating concealed carry will be permitted.

4 Responses to “On Bearing Arms”

  1. im wondering if this will mean that every state will have to become Shall issue… or that every state will have to allow open carry…

    this is the part that is very interesting because it has a huge potential…

  2. Ian Argent says:

    The decision would seem to imply you have a right to self-defense everywhere, and only “sensitive areas” or Really Bad People(tm) are exempted.

  3. JJR says:

    Open carry would be awesome, but don’t hold your breath. Some form of regulated concealed carry in all 50 states (with 100% reciprocity) is probably more do-able.

    When you go back and look at 19th century cases and attitudes, in many ways there the complete opposite of today. Concealed carry was viewed in a dim light, and often prohibited, because of being perceived as somehow unmanly and “dastardly”. That’s not something I’d like to see us go back to.

    I still need to look into the hows and whys of open carry getting slowly restricted by the likes of the 19th cen. AZ and TX laws that lead to the dust-ups at the OK Corral and in the final shootout that claimed the life of Sam Bass.

    Maybe someday we’ll have legal Open carry in all 50 states and MGs as well, but I’m skeptical that’ll happen in my lifetime.

  4. Jake says:

    From what I’ve read so far, it looks like it will open up a “one or the other, or both” situation. States would be able to ban either open carry or concealed carry, but would have to allow some form of carry, and could allow both.

    Still reading it.

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