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Thursday, November 13, 2014

California AG Can't Intervene on Behalf of San Diego in Peruta Case

The LA Times has the story here.  You may recall that the sheriff in the Peruta case decided not to challenge the decision of the Ninth Circuit so the state Attorney General and the Brady Campaign requested the right to intervene in the case.  Yesterday, the court said no.  The Times notes it may not be the last word however:
Harris refused Wednesday to say what she will do. Gun advocates have only mildly opposed Harris' intervention. They believe the Peruta case is the best vehicle to persuade the Supreme Court to strike down restrictive open carry regulations throughout the country, and an appeal would move the case closer to the Supreme Court.

It has been thought that Peruta may be the best case on state issue of concealed carry permits for a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court.  If Peruta ends here, there is still another case involving Yolo County that could be heard en banc by the 9th Circuit.  But for now, this is good news for California gun owners.  Bob Owens over on Bearingarms.com estimates that an additional 2 million people in California may apply to carry concealed if yesterday's decision ends up being the last word in the Peruta case.

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