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Hawaii to appeal opinion on open-carry firearms

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    A panel of three judges handed down a split, 2-1 opinion that said Hawaii’s legal requirement for getting a license to carry a firearm in public violated the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms. Hawaii-based Judge Richard Clifton was the minority and wrote a dissenting opinion.

The state appears to be getting ready to appeal last month’s 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion striking down the portion of Hawaii’s firearm licensing law that effectively prohibits carrying a firearm in public. Read more

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