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Edward Peruta

Edward Peruta

Connecticut Carry

Connecticut Carry

Rocky Hill, CT - -(Ammoland.com)- Gun owners all over California, and throughout the nation, are rejoicing over the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturning the previous rulings in Peruta v San Diego in favor of the right to bear arms.

Peruta v San Diego is a landmark case that follows and expands upon the 2008 DC v Heller decision.

In Heller, SCOTUS (the U.S. Supreme Court) ruled that owning a firearm is a fundamental and individual right. Later, in McDonald v. Chicago (2010), the court affirmed that this right applied to all citizens of all states, under the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment. Peruta v San Diego makes clear that this right also applies outside the home, contrary to what many anti-rights activists have opined.

The Peruta decision makes clear that states and municipalities cannot deny their citizens the right to bear arms any more than they can deny their citizens the right to possess arms. In San Diego, citizens were denied their right to bear arms through the ‘good cause’ requirement of their concealed carry licenses.

The ‘good cause’ requirement is an arbitrary and capricious requirement that gave local governments, in practice, the ability to deny the right to bear arms to all citizens except those that were politically connected or financially influential.

The man behind the San Diego case, Mr. Edward Peruta, is Connecticut Carry’s own Director Edward Peruta. Mr. Peruta has been a longtime advocate against government corruption, and a supporter of equal rights, particularly in the field of gun rights. Connecticut Carry (a 501(c)(4) non-profit devoted to defending and promoting the right to bear arms) was formed in large part around Ed’s advocacy and wise guidance in the area of firearms laws. Now, the 9th Circuit has handed down a landmark decision upholding the right to bear arms in Mr. Peruta’s case, creating an affirmation that Mr. Peruta’s fight has never been in vain.

As Mr. Peruta pointed out, the California case and his efforts here in Connecticut are closely related:

“It was my prior knowledge of firearms laws and issues that got me to file suit in California. My experience with Attorney Rachel M. Baird prepared me to take action against San Diego in 2009. The rest is history.” – Edward Peruta

 Connecticut Carry is fortunate and proud to have such a visionary and influential individual on our leadership team.

Contact:
Richard Burgess
President
Connecticut Carry, Inc
Ph: 203-208-9577
Email: rich@connecticutcarry.com
http://ctcarry.com

About Connecticut Carry:
Connecticut Carry is a non-partisan, grassroots, non-profit organization devoted to educating Connecticut to our rights in Connecticut. Visit: www.ctcarry.com

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  • 3 User comments to “Peruta v San Diego & Connecticut’s Ties to the Big Win in California”

    1. Peruta v San Diego is just the beginning. Gun control nuts and their political hack allies must be quivering in their boots knowing that the end (of their unconstitutional gun control laws) is near.

    2. “[T]he carrying of concealed weapons may be absolutely prohibited without the infringement of any constitutional right, while a statute forbidding the bearing of arms openly would be such an infringement.” Peruta v. County of San Diego, slip op. No. 10-56971 (9th Cir. Feb. 13, 2014) at pg 26.

      “To be clear, we are not holding that the Second Amendment requires the states to permit concealed carry. ” Peruta v. County of San Diego, slip op. No. 10-56971 (9th Cir. Feb. 13, 2014) at pg 61.

      “[A] right to carry arms openly: “This is the right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, and which is calculated to incite men to a manly and noble defence of themselves, if necessary, and of their country, without any tendency to secret advantages and unmanly assassinations.”” District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783 – Supreme Court (2008) at 2809.

      “Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. For example, the majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues.” District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783 – Supreme Court (2008) at 2816.

    3. Charles, you neglect to mention in your cut & paste that the State of California has outlawed open carry of both loaded and unloaded firearms.
      Therefore, a prohibition against concealed carry (which the subjective “May Issue” regime is with another name) is a violation of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
      If CA had not banned open carry, this court could have decided differently; but they did, and it couldn’t.

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