Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on Appeals Court Concealed Carry Decision
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) released the following statement today after a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled today that the general public does not have a right to carry a concealed weapon in public, despite an obvious Constitutional authority to do so.
“Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that one needs to show ‘good cause’ to protect themselves in public,” Congressman Farenthold said.
California officials challenged a lawsuit brought on by Second Amendment supporters by arguing that loosening the strict concealed weapons rules would endanger the public.
“In fact, just the opposite is true,” Congressman Farenthold said. “In areas with strict gun laws, such as Washington, D.C. and Chicago, violent crimes involving illegal guns are more common. It’s my hope that this decision is appealed to the Supreme Court and that the Constitution wins.”