SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity – IOTW Report

SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity


The Court used Section 1 of the Fourteen Amendment to justify their argument, which reads:

Amendment XIV

Section 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

By using the Constitution in such a manner, the Court argues that the Due Process Clause extends “certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy” accepted in a majority of states across the state lines of a handful of states that still banned the practice.

The vast majority of states are “shall issue” on the matter of issuing concealed carry permits, and enjoy reciprocity with a large number of other states.

My North Carolina concealed carry permit, for example, was recognized yesterday as being valid in 36 states, which just so happened to be the number of states in which gay marriage was legal yesterday. But 14 states did not recognize my concealed carry permit yesterday.

Today they must.


14 Comments on SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

  1. Well, of course, if The Supremes were to be logical, reasonable, and consistent then they would certainly rule that CC permits have to be honored everywhere.

    Has anyone seen any evidence of such behavior on their part lately?

  2. I’d wager pretty good money it won’t be interpreted this way at all. It’s all politics, power, and bullshit in the SCOTUS these days. What is most likely to happen and consistent with the two decisions this week is the centralization of power to DC along with the political values of DC trumping all states. If anything, the SCOTUS is likely to say if NY, IL, MD, NJ, and CA want no gun rights, then nobody gets them.

  3. In a country ruled by law it would, but America is no longer a Constitutional republic. Laws are now made and enforced in the most arbitrary and capricious ways.

    The bottom line is though, there is no moral obligation to obey any laws or regulations any of these pieces of shit enact. All three branches of the federal government have, through their own actions, forfeit any and all claims to legitimacy.

  4. When the left wants something and the right doesn’t, they just plow ahead. They twist words any way they can and pretend those words mean what they say they do.

    Well, CCPs are now legal in all 50, right? Right?

    I can’t hear you!

  5. Couldn’t agree more. But they have the power to economically destroy anybody. The key to fighting this is to set up an economy immune to DC tyranny. Until that’s done, everyone will wimp out in the end of they have anything to lose.

  6. Conceal Carry permits are an infringement.

    All 50 states should recognize the 2A as it’s written.

    If you need a permit to exercise your right – it’s not a right. It’s a privilege.

    Vermont has had no gun restricting laws on the books – ever.

    Don’t say it can’t or shouldn’t be done. It’s always been that way there. Some states have joined them already. The rest need to also.

  7. Very simply, SCOTUS has demonstrated unequivocally with recent decisions both on OBAMACARE and on the redefinition of marriage that they are not bound by minor little details like precedent, history or the actual plain meaning of the Constitution…therefore, there is nothing to prevent them from ruling on any matter in any manner they wish.

    What that means is that no ruling has any bearing on any other ruling and that they’ll rule however they personally feel about the issue at hand.

    In other words, anything goes. We no longer have any means of knowing what the law is now, nor what it will be in the future. We now officially live under the tyranny of whatever 9 people in black robes decide is “best” for us. The rule of law means nothing.

    The United States of America as a concept is dead. We are no longer a Constitutional Republic.

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