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US Appeals Court: No Constitutional Right to Carry Hidden Guns

A federal appeals court in California ruled Thursday that U.S. citizens do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public. The 11-judge panel overturned a decision by a smaller panel from the same court. Thursday's ruling upholds a California state law requiring applicants for permits to carry hidden weapons to show a good reason why they need to carry a gun, such as defending themselves against someone who poses a true threat. The original suit was brought...

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