US court: Americans have no right to carry concealed weapons

The decision reinforces existing California law that requires applicants to have a valid reason to carry a firearmIn a ruling sure to stoke the gun debate in the United States, a federal appeals court on Thursday said Americans have no constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public. A divided 11-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, said counties in California could require people seeking permits to carry concealed weapons to show “good cause” when submitting their request. The decision reinforces existing California law that requires applicants to have a valid reason to carry a firearm.

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