9th Circuit: Hawaii must allow open carry

9th Circuit: Hawaii must allow open carry
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Hawaii has long had some of the most restrictive gun-carry laws in the country. It currently employs a “may issue” gun-carry law, in which state officials may deny permits to applicants even if they’ve passed a background check and training requirements.

According to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, Hawaii did not issue a single gun-carry permit to any civilians in 2017. The same was true in 2016. They are the only state in the country to not issue a single gun-carry permit in either year.

George Young, a native Hawaiian and Vietnam veteran, was denied a gun-carry permit in 2011 and decided to file a lawsuit against the state. Young had to act as his own lawyer because he couldn’t find a lawyer in the state who was willing to work on his behalf. After his first two attempts at legal action failed, Alan Beck, a California-based lawyer with ties to Hawaii, offered to help him with his suit on a pro bono basis. …

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The court said concealed carry “categorically falls outside Second Amendment protection” but that “the Second Amendment encompasses a right to carry a firearm openly in public for self-defense.” It said, in the end, the language of the Second Amendment asserts at least some right to carry firearms outside the home.

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