Legal fight over concealed-weapon rights could reach Supreme Court

Legal fight over concealed-weapon rights could reach Supreme Court

California's ongoing legal fight over the issue of rights to keep and bear concealed-weapon could eventually reach the Supreme Court, which has turned aside all Second Amendment challenges since 2008 and 2009's landmark rulings that confirmed the individuals' rights to keep arms.

In February this year, the Ninth Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals' three-judge panel ruled in San Diego resident Michelle Laxson's favor, allowing her and other plaintiffs to keep and bear concealed arms for self-protection.

The Sheriff's Department of San Diego initially said it would obey the court's ruling and would not appeal. However, the scenario changed after California Attorney General Kamala Harris got involved and asked the Ninth Circuit to rehear the matter.

Laxson, a resident of San Diego County, along with some other people teamed up in a lawsuit alleging that their sheriff was very parsimonious in issuing licenses for carrying concealed weapons.

Thus many expects are of the view that the legal pathway in the case will likely end with a plea to the Supreme Court.

When asked if she would continue the fight if the cases reaches the apex court, Laxson proudly said, "If this goes to the Supreme Court, I'll probably be right there on the doorsteps fighting and advocating."

The case is still pending before the Ninth Circuit U. S. Court as Attorney General Kamala Harris has asked for a larger panel of judges to reconsider matter. The court hasn't yet decided whether it would rehear the case or not.

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