Mar 26, 2015 7:10 PM by News Staff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has agreed to reconsider its decision to strike down a California law that requires applicants for a concealed weapons permit to show "good cause" beyond self-defense.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday an expanded 11-judge panel of the court will reconsider the February 2014 decision.
The court ruled 2-1 then that California's requirement that an applicant demonstrate a real danger or other reason beyond simple self-defense to receive a concealed-weapons permit violates the 2nd Amendment and runs afoul of a 2008 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
The case stemmed from a lawsuit filed against the San Diego County sheriff by several people who were denied a permit. C.D. Michel, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said the 9th Circuit's decision was anticipated and he was prepared to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.
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