Saturday, February 23, 2013
Courts - 10th Circuit: "No Second Amendment guarantee for concealed carry"
Yesterday the ILB reported that the 7th Circuit, by a vote of 5-4, had denied rehearing in Michael Moore v. Lisa Madigan, AG, its opinion striking down a statewide ban on carrying concealed weapons.
The Second Amendment's guarantee of a right to bear arms does not extend to the right to carry a concealed weapon in public, a federal appeals court in Denver has ruled.Later in the story:
"We conclude that the carrying of concealed firearms is not protected by the Second Amendment . . ." Justice Carlos Lucero wrote on behalf of a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The 10th Circuit's ruling comes on the same day gun rights activists were celebrating a victory, as a federal appeals court in Chicago said it won't reconsider an earlier ruling that Illinois' concealed-carry ban is unconstitutional.