Law Prof Questions Whether Right to Keep & Bear Arms Extends Outside of Home

By AWR Hawkins

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Law Prof Questions Whether Right to Keep & Bear Arms Extends Outside of Home
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Washington DC – -(  Reacting to recent U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decisions against California concealed carry requirements, University of California law professor Adam Winkler claims the constitutionality of Second Amendment protections beyond the home is still in question.

Winkler teaches at the School of Law of the University of California, Los Angeles.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Winkler said one of “the biggest unanswered questions with the Second Amendment today [is] whether the right extends outside the home.” 

In other words, there is a chance the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed [unless you're outside your home].”

Does this mean there's also a chance that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech [except when that speech takes place outside the home]” as well?

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  • 9 thoughts on “Law Prof Questions Whether Right to Keep & Bear Arms Extends Outside of Home

    1. Most keep their arms in the home but to bear arms is to have them with you every place else!! I’ve always said The Second Amendment was written in stone with NO gray area and that fact is driving judges crazy because it was written for the common person of the day to understand!! And We The People do understand the meaning and will give no more to the freedom hating traitors in government to these United States!! There is a reason they want to control arms and it has NOTHING to do with public safety!!

    2. Those that are against the Second Amendment, as well as most or all of our Constitution, continue to use ‘outside of the home’ as an excuse to trample our Rights.

      My Rights do not begin or stop at my property line, inside or outside of my car or horse saddle, etc. we all are born with them.

    3. Just like the mullahs and the supreme mullahs they are all just stinkin’ lawyers. What else would we expect of them….instead of reading the Constitution, these guys read the russian constitution, and once of the female mullahs (do they have them..naa), said the constitution of zimbabwe needs to be considered when they decide cases of Amerikan Constitution. That’s where the Constitution has gone.

    4. Just remember, President Obama calls himself a Constitutional Law scholar.
      Which goes to prove that someone who calls himself a “Constitutional Law scholar” doesn’t need to actually have read the Constitution.

    5. You can find a law prof. who will question everything, and go on t.v. over it. A law prof. is the original talking head.

      What they say and write can be taken with a grain of salt and later used against them when they try to became justices!

    6. The CommieCRats are coming out of the woodwork like termites…It’s time to call pest control and sap em before they destroy the very foundations of our homes!

    7. Law Prof Questions Whether Right to Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness Extends Outside of Home, and Demands that any such rights be reasonably limited to exercise solely within the confines of one’s home.

    8. First of all the link is to the New York, not Los Angeles Times and I know professor Winkler well enough to recognize an out of context quote. Although he is personally opposed to people carrying firearms outside the home, he is one of the rare liberal law professors to recognize that should SCOTUS take a case which deals with bearing firearms in public then SCOTUS will conclude that the Second Amendment right does extend beyond the home.

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