Don’t mess with Texas! Governor Abbott gave a clear message to the 9th-circut court after they ruled it is not a right to conceal carry. Check it out.
By Bob Price
Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded in the clearest way any Texan could to the ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that Americans don’t have the right to carry a concealed handgun. The governor invoked Texas’ original response to gun control activists, “Come and Take It.”
Abbott took to twitter to express his displeasure at the ruling by the nation’s most liberal court of appeals, located in California. In a Twitter post that has now been retweeted nearly 4,000 times and favorited nearly 5,000 times, The governor tweeted a photo of the image of the Gonzales Flag flown in a battle during the lead up to Texas’ gaining independence from Mexico.
What are my thoughts about the ruling in California that Americans don't have right to carry concealed guns? pic.twitter.com/YnMyMyheBq
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 10, 2016
Breitbart News’ 2nd Amendment writer, AWR Hawkins, reported on the court’s action in an article on Thursday after the court ruled in favor of the State of California’s law that requires its citizens to show “good cause” before a concealed carry permit can be issues. California is what is referred to as a “may issue” state instead of the more common “shall issue” language used by most states.
The 9th Circuit Court heard ruled on the case in 2014 and sided with the plaintiff’s that the more restrictive “good cause” language violated the individuals 2nd Amendment rights. Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain’s majority opinion for the three-judge panel emphasized that “the right to bear arms includes the right to carry an operable arm outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense,” Hawkins reported.
The court decided to hear the case en banc (before the entire body of the court) following pressure from the California Attorney General, U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris.