As expected, the 9th Circuit has handed down a decision in the case of Baker v. Kealoah. There aren’t really any surprises. The decision is vacated and remanded back to the lower court in light of Peruta. I should note that the decision does not yet make Hawaii shall-issue. Hawaii still has a chance to appeal the ruling en banc in front of the entire 9th Circuit. Even if they decline to appeal, the case still has to go back to the lower court, and the lower court has to enjoin the State of Hawaii. It’s not clear, in that instance, whether Hawaii will become a shall-issue state, or whether they’ll be enjoined from enforcing their concealed weapons laws as a whole, making the situation more like Illinois than like California. We shall see.