The United States Supreme Court declined to hear (a Conceal Carry Case) Peruta v. San Diego, it involved San Diego resident Edward Peruta, who challenged his county’s decision to deny him permission to carry a concealed firearm outside his house. Despite the support of two Supreme Justice Members; Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch (the newest member) the case was rejected due to a policy that a case needs to be approved by at least four justices in order to get on the Supreme Court’s docket.
United States Justice Clarence Thomas, frustrated and disappointed in his colleagues made the following statements;
“For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous,”
“But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand by idly while a State denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it,”
“The Second Amendment’s core purpose further supports the conclusion that the right to bear arms extends to public carry,”
“Even if other Members of the Court do not agree that the Second Amendment likely protects a right to public carry, the time has come for the Court to answer this important question definitively.”
“The whole point of the Sheriff’s policy is to confine concealed-carry licenses to a very narrow subset of law-abiding residents,”
“And because California law prohibits openly carrying a handgun outside the home, the result is that the typical law-abiding resident cannot bear a handgun for self-defense outside the home at all.”