Federal Court Rules There Is No Right To Open A Gun Store

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms

The Second Amendment says we have a right to own and carry firearms. The Constitution clearly says so, the Supreme Court says so, and even a lot of anti-gun zealots begrudgingly say so. It’s as simple as that.

By extension, people have a right to open gun stores, right? After all, what good is a right to keep and bear arms if you can’t get any arms?

One might think that’s the case, but one federal court disagrees.

The U.S. 9th Circuit on Tuesday upheld an Alameda County law barring gun stores within 500 feet of residential properties in a blow to gun rights advocates.

The ruling came from a 9-2 en banc panel of the court in a case brought by gun dealers and Second Amendment groups who contended the county’s zoning effectively put it off limits to new gun stores. The court held that local governments

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