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Old December 11, 2012, 11:46 PM   #227
Tom Servo
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The opinion seems to approve of a permit system and more than hints that a state can require competency in firearms before issuing a permit.
I can't find the post, but Al brought this up previously.

The courts are not going to give us unfettered carry rights. Not gonna happen. We've asked them to read original intent, and there are tons of laws from the 18th and 19th centuries regulating mode and manner of carry. Several state constitutions acknowledge the right to keep and bear arms but reserve the right to regulate how they're borne.

So, we'll probably be stuck with permits and restrictions on time, place, and manner. From here, we go to the courts to establish a standard that isn't prohibitively restrictive, but I don't see the whole shebang simply going away.
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