9th Circ. Strikes Down San Diego's 'Good Cause' Gun Law

Law360, Los Angeles (February 13, 2014, 9:19 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday ruled that responsible, law-abiding citizens in California have the right to carry handguns in public for self-defense under the Second Amendment, holding that a San Diego County rule restricting firearms in public places without “good cause” is unconstitutional.

Plaintiff Edward Peruta filed suit against San Diego and its sheriff, William Gore, after being denied his application for a concealed-carry license in 2009. Peruta and other applicants argued that the county infringed their rights to bear arms by denying them the ability...
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