McKenna on KIRO: How a new justice might change 2nd Amendment cases

KIRO 97.3 host Dave Ross asked Rob about the possible confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court and what it could mean for 2nd Amendment cases. The court has accepted few such cases in recent years.

Dave Ross: “Wasn’t there recently a lower court decision which extended the right to possess a gun not just to your home but anywhere you want to carry it?”

Rob McKenna: “There have been rulings that have upheld your right to carry a weapon with you when you leave your home. And I think some of those rulings are a basis for challenges to restrictions that have been enacted in places like California, where some local governments you have to go to, to obtain a concealed carry permit, will not give you that permit unless you can show them a good reason, that you need it.

“You have to show you have a valid reason. For example, you fear for your safety because you’re a domestic violence victim. You have to actually justify having a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

“So yeah, there are conflicting rules here. And the key question is, what is the role of the court in sorting those out and deciding what stays and what goes?”

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