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Old 10-03-2021, 6:13 PM
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Exclamation Thomas: Heller did NOT say OC was “the Right”!

For those CGN members who think SCOTUS in Heller declared a right to carry, either generally or specifically as OC and/or CC, this quote from J. Thomas’ denial of cert dissent in Peruta (also signed by Gorsuch), shows they don’t agree with you.

From II, B carry over sentence at bottom of p. 4:
This Court has already suggested that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry firearms in public in some fashion. As we explained in Heller, to “bear arms” means to “‘wear, bear, or carry upon the person or in the clothing or in a pocket, for the purpose of being armed and ready for offensive or defensive action in a case of conflict with another person.’ ” 554 U. S., at 584 (quoting Muscarello v. United States, 524 U. S. 125, 143 (1998) …

Thomas does not say they held there was a RBA in Heller, much less a Right to OC specifically. Just that Heller “suggested” the 2A protects a RBA in “some fashion.” IOW Thomas is saying their dicta only suggested a RBA in public.
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