Court Orders Rehearing of NRA-CRPA Second Amendment Case Securing the Right to Carry

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San Diego, CA –-( Just this afternoon, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued the following order in the case of Peruta v. San Diego County:

Upon the vote of a majority of nonrecused active judges, it is ordered that this case be reheard en banc pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 35(a) and Circuit Rule 35-3. The three-judge panel opinion and order denying motions to intervene shall not be cited as precedent by or to any court of the Ninth Circuit.

This means, essentially, that the landmark opinion rendered in the Peruta case over a year ago— that found there is a right to carry under the Second Amendment which forbids sheriffs from requiring law-abiding adults to prove they have a special need for a carry license—is no longer valid, and an “en banc” panel of eleven judges will decide whether to uphold the panel’s decision, which would be a huge victory for the Second Amendment, or overturn it, putting California back to where it was before.

A more detailed explanation of what this may mean will be forthcoming shortly. For those who have been following this case, there is no indication yet whether the Attorney General’s petition to intervene in the matter will be considered. Also noteworthy is the related case of Richards v. Prieto will also be reheard en banc. Stay tuned further news and developments on this very important case.

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UN Arms control Treaty vs 2nd Amendment .


PS,Texas is finally going to get open carry back !!! Its only been 145 years ! Being a Texas CHL license holder since it became law in ’95,it will be great to have the option to conceal or display !


The liberal, gungrabbing,pissant losers, know exactly what the 2A means ! They have a problem with what it says !

Gregory Romeu

Charles? Just WHERE did you get all of THAT buearucritic hyperbole? You smoking crack?


When it comes to firearms law the ‘gun banners’ will always find a way to get a law they don’t like in front of another judicial panel to effect ‘Hope and Change’!


An anonymous member of the 9th Circuit demanded a wider, repeated hearing of the Peruta case. Seems like a typical liberal reaction to loosing a case: demand that it be done again, until the libs get what they want.

Ken Kiger

Also from the 2008 Supreme Court in DC v Heller, made applicable to the States in 2010 by McDonald v. City of Chicago: At the time of the founding, as now, to “bear” meant to “carry.” See Johnson 161; Webster; T. Sheridan, A Complete Dictionary of the English Language (1796); 2 Oxford English Dictionary 20 (2d ed. 1989) (hereinafter Oxford). When used with “arms,” however, the term has a meaning that refers to carrying for a particular purpose—confrontation. In Muscarello v. United States, 524 U. S. 125 (1998), in the course of analyzing the meaning of “carries a firearm” in… Read more »


Charles. Conceivably a state is free to decide whether they choose to ban open or concealed carry, or limit one to those permitted. However, the state must allow one form. Whether they require a person to get a permit is another debate. But the default is that one form be available to everyone so long as they are a not prohibited person. I would note that it would be odd if people were required to get a permit to exercise free speech.


Charles, The Constitution trumps court orders and rulings. Because a court demands and declares bearing arms illegal does not make that ruling Constitutional. I can read. The Constitution is clear.


Here, here.

\Should the Ninth Circuit “opinion” against our rights, they’ll be outing themselves as the USURPERS they are and everyone knows the fate the founders thought should await USURPERS of the people’s rights, privileges and immunities.


Curtis Falls

Thanks for such an informative article that also told us WHY the case was being reheard, instead of just assuming that we knew why. Why didn’t you just assume that we knew it was being reheard and not write the article at all?

Charles Nichols

There is no right to carry concealed. #OpenCarry is the #2A right. Which is why the NRA supported Peruta case will lose en banc and why SCOTUS will deny cert. The same goes for the SAF/CalGuns.nuts case, Richards v Prieto, which will also be heard en banc alongside Peruta. Also, had they bothered to read the orders issued today they would have known that the order denying California Attorney General Harris’ motion to intervene was vacated. She will be arguing instead of Sheriff Gore in the Peruta case and perhaps the Richards case as well. “{A] right to carry arms… Read more »



Please point to the either “open” or “concealed” in the 2A.

Also, please advise of any quotes from the founders that indicate their intent was to limit “bearing arms” to open carry.

The founders argued for days over one word or phrase. Had they intended “open” or “concealed” to be a consideration they’d have inserted them.


Snarky comments such as “…I don’t carry a purse…” do nothing to further your arguement. Further, SCOTUS rulings aside, exactly where in the Second Amendment do you read anything about the type or mode of carry?



You’re of the mistaken idea that judges/courts are the final arbiters of the scope of human rights.

Think more like a freeman, if you can.

Your grandchildren will appreciate one day.


None of the Bill of Rights, which includes the 2nd Amendment, applied to the States until after adoption of the 14th Amendment.


Article VI, U.S Constitution…This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; shall be the supreme law of the land.
The first ten Amendments pertain to every citizen


The Georgia court described the 2nd Amendment as an “unlimited right” which meant….
The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only to keep and bear arms of every description and not such merely as are used by the militia, shall not be infringed, curtailed or broken in upon in the smallest degree.