Court strikes CA concealed weapons laws

Feb 13, 2014 6:43 PM

Things could be changing for California gun owners.

On Thursday, a federal court struck down the state's concealed weapons rules, claiming they violate the right to bear arms.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said California is wrong to require residents show good cause and good moral character to receive a permit to carry a concealed handgun.

This new ruling, if stands, would require local governments issue permits to anyone who claims a need for self-protection.

Several gun owners at the Clay Pits shooting range in Oroville said they back this new ruling.

“If you’re carrying a gun and nobody has an idea that you have one you’re crime is going to start dropping,” said Mike Cabral, a Magalia gun owner.


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