The 9th Circuit Allows for Open Carry

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The issues of open carry will no doubt end before the United States Supreme Court.

The 9th Circuit Allows for Open Carry

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees a right to the open carry of a firearm.

In a 2-1 decision, the appellate court ruled that the state of Hawaii infringed on the rights of plaintiff George Young. Young had applied twice for a permit to carry his firearm in public, but was denied. In Hawaii, open carry requires a license/permit.

“We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence. But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.”- Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain.

Per Gun Violence Archives-

Gun Violence Archives is a non-profit organization that categorizes every single incident of gun violence in the United States. Per their website in 2018, there has been a total of 32,705 incidents related to guns/firearms.

  • Total Number of Deaths- 8,162
  • Number of Injuries- 15,813
  • Number of Children Killed or Injured Under the Age of Eleven – 390
  • Number of Teenagers Killed or Injured (Ages 12-17) 1,612
  • Mass Shootings- 189
  • Office Involved Shootings with Injuries or Death – 162
  • Office Involved Shootings Where the Subject was Shot or Killed – 1,244
  • Home Invasion Shootings 1,157
  • Defensive Use of a Firearm – 1,105
  • Unintentional Shootings- 966

The Ninth Circuit is comprised of the following states:


  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • For the 9th Circuit Court’s Website, click here.

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