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Old 12-13-2012, 6:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Patrick-2 View Post
Remember that the Constitution does not permit carry. It prevents the government from denying the right. You do not require a law to carry...the government must pass laws against carry. Subtle twist with a sizable impact.

The Supreme Court has (apparently) suggested that historical understanding was that one form of carry (open) was acceptable, while another (concealed) was not. They appear to have read this history to say that a state may choose a manner of carry, but not extinguish all forms of it. At least, that is what our team is arguing. So absent a law specifying a manner of carry, there is nothing wrong with either.
I understand the issue, I was just not aware that the statute challenged covered both open and concealed carry. In CA we have separate statutes covering each.
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