Justice Thomas: Supreme Court refusal to tackle concealed-carry case ‘reflects a distressing trend’
Justice Clarence Thomas continues to pursue securing the Second Amendment right and says the decision to reject another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns “reflects a distressing trend: the treatment of the Second Amendment as a disfavored right.”
The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that upheld the San Diego sheriff’s strict limits on issuing permits for concealed weapons.
The high court decided in 2008 that the Constitution guarantees the right to a gun, at least for self-defense at home.
But the justices have refused repeated pleas to spell out the extent of gun rights in the United States, allowing permit restrictions and assault weapons bans to remain in effect in some cities and states.
More than 40 states already allow gun owners to utilize their right to bear arms; however, many states still restrict citizens’ to openly practice their Second Amendment rights. Click here to get involved and help secure our Second Amendment right to bear arms.