Photoman wrote:Charles L. Cotton wrote:Someone else's recap wrote:This is a recapitulation of the opinion:
We do not reach the question whether the Second Amendment protects some ability to carry firearms in public, such as open carry. That question was left open by the Supreme Court in Heller, and we have no need to answer it here. Because Plaintiffs challenge only policies governing concealed carry, we reach only the question whether the Second Amendment protects, in any degree, the ability to carry concealed firearms in public. Based on the overwhelming consensus of historical sources, we conclude that the protection of the Second Amendment — whatever the scope of that protection may be — simply does not extend to the carrying of concealed firearms in public by members of the general public. The Second Amendment may or may not protect, to some degree, a right of a member of the general public to carry firearms in public. But the existence vel non of such a right, and the scope of such a right, are separate from and independent of the question presented here. We hold only that there is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public.
Are we to conclude that the Court believes the Bill of Rights was codified to protect the rights of the government, not the individual?
There is little doubt that's how the majority of the court feels, but they know otherwise as long as Heller is not overturned. However, the majority will narrow it's view on all Second Amendment cases to reach their desired goal.
Listen to Texas Firearms Coalition Podcast Episode 15. I discuss the Pertua case as the main topic.