Steven Greenhut on Whether Concealed Carry is a Right or a Privilege
The federal courts would never uphold a law requiring people to show "good cause" before they could speak in public or march in a parade. It would be a violation of our First Amendment rights. Yet, writes Steven Greenhut, an ongoing court battle examines whether similar rules regarding the carrying of firearms is an equally outrageous violation of the Second Amendment. The case started in 2008 in San Diego County, when Edward Peruta and other gun owners challenged San Diego County's process for issuing concealed-carry permits.