California is the land of really stupid laws and court ruling thus I’m not surprised a ruling stating that unloaded guns are adequate for self-defense originated from that horrible state:
A federal judge ruled Monday there is no constitutional right to carry a hidden gun in public — a decision that dealt a setback to gun-rights advocates who had challenged how much discretion California law enforcement officials have in issuing concealed weapons permits.
Do I really have to point out the fact that a constitutional right isn’t a right if it’s regulated by the government? Color me not surprised that the state would rule a right can be regulated by itself. Still the stupidity is much deeper with this ruling than a simple claim of a right not really being a right:
Gura had argued that Prieto’s policy gives the sheriff arbitrary discretion over a fundamental constitutional right to bear arms.
England countered that California law currently lets gun owners carry an unloaded weapon so it can be quickly loaded and used in self-defense if needed.
That’s the counter argument that was considered acceptable? I guess when you’re being attacked by somebody who intends to murder you you’re supposed to say, “Oh pardon me Mr. Attacker could you give me a second or two to load my gun so that I may properly defend myself?” That argument is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read and I’ve read works by John Maynard Keynes.
I’m not even remotely shocked that such a ruling can out of California as the state seems to have some hatred of its citizens’ lives.