Liberals across the country work diligently to take away rights wherever they can. Recent laws enacted in blue states were designed to undermine the constitutional rights of Americans wanting to defend themselves.
Cities and states on the east and west coasts have been at the forefront of crafting anti-gun laws. As one law gets struck down, the liberals find another legal angle they can twist into a new law.
California liberals have championed their efforts to ban guns as an example for others trying to undermine the Second Amendment. This week the anti-gun faction took a hit when a federal judge handed down a surprise ruling.
United States District Judge Cormac Carney of the Central District of California issued a temporary restraining order, halting California’s SB2 law from taking effect on Jan. 1
From the Daily Caller:
“SB2’s coverage is sweeping, repugnant to the Second Amendment and openly defiant of the Supreme Court,” Carney wrote. “The right to self-defense and to defend one’s family is fundamental and inherent to our very humanity irrespective of any formal codification.”
The law in question was signed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in September. Carney pointed out that SB2 designated 26 categories of places – including hospitals, public transportation, parks, places of worship, banks – as “sensitive places.” Concealed carry permitholders would be denied their Second Amendment right to carry their handguns.
That designated every public place in the state as a “sensitive place” which effectively eliminates the right of self-defense “by law-abiding and exceptionally qualified citizens,” according to the judge. Carney said the law cannot stand and cited U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
“For many years, the right to bear arms, and so necessarily the right to self-defense, was relegated to second-class status,” Carney added. “But the United States Supreme Court made clear in its landmark decisions District of Columbia v. Heller, McDonald v. City of Chicago, and New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Incorporated v. Bruen that relegation could no longer be permitted — individuals must be able to effectuate their right to self-defense by, if they so choose, responsibly bearing arms.”
Carney, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush, was attacked by Newsom after the ruling. Newsome has called the Bruen decision “a perversion.” Newsom said Carney’s decision defied “common sense” and “which greenlights the proliferation of guns in our hospitals, libraries, and children’s playgrounds.”
- A federal judge slapped down a California law designed to ban guns in public spaces.
- Judge Carney called the anti-gun law “repugnant to the Second Amendment.”
- California governor Newsom attacked the judge with harsh criticism.
Source: Daily Caller