A federal appeals court has ruled that permits allowing people to carry concealed weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment….A federal judge in 2011 tossed out Peterson’s lawsuit filed against Denver and the state’s Department of Public Safety. Peterson claims that being denied a concealed weapons permit because he was not a Colorado resident violated his Second Amendment rights to bear firearms.
According to gun rights groups, Colorado is one of about two dozen states that do not honor concealed weapons permits from Washington state.
Colorado recognizes weapons permits issued by other states, but only for states that recognize Colorado permits. Washington state does not recognize Colorado permits….In its ruling, the three-judge panel cited a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms is not infringed by laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons.”
“In light of our nation’s extensive practice of restricting citizen’s freedom to carry firearms in a concealed manner, we hold that this activity does not fall within the scope of the Second Amendment’s protections,” the judges ruled.
So what does that “And Bear Arms” part mean, exactly? Further I must point out in places like Colorado that has four distinct seasons, carry method should not be limited. Its rather difficult to carry many common defensive arms in a concealed fashion in 100 degree heat, as it is also very difficult to carry a gun openly (and in a safe manner) in the middle of a snow storm.
I’m not a lawyer, but this seems like a very bad ruling.