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Constitutional Law

Jul. 27, 2018

Open Carry and the 'Core' of the Second Amendment

A split 9th Circuit panel Tuesday deemed open public firearm carry a "core" Second Amendment right, and struck down a Hawaii permitting regime limiting public carry to those showing a special need. The plaintiff's co-counselors, Alan Beck (L/O of Alan Beck) and Stephen Stamboulieh (Stamboulieh Law PLLC), explain the majority's reasoning, and Hannah Shearer (Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence) unpacks Judge Clifton's dissent, and explains how this ruling fits within the broader Second Amendment jurisprudence, as the question.

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Hannah Shearer

Staff Attorney, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

268 Bush St # 555
San Francisco , CA 94104

Hannah is the Second Amendment litigation director at the Giffords Law Center.


Alan A. Beck

Law Offices of Alan Beck



Stephen Stamboulieh

Stamboulieh Law PLLC



Brian Cardile

Rulings Editor, Podcast Host, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reporter

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