The California attorney general Wednesday asked a full federal appeals court to review a controversial gun case in hopes the court will overturn a ruling by a three-judge panel that would make it easier for someone to legally carry a concealed weapon in public.

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris asked the full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to consider the case that led to the 2-1 ruling in February that struck down a restrictive policy used by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department in determining who could receive a concealed weapons permit.


“This case is one of exceptional importance,” said an appeal signed by Harris and several of her subordinates. Whether the appeals court will opt to review the panel’s decision is unclear.


The Peruta decision, named for Edward Peruta, a journalist who was turned down for a concealed weapon permit, “recognized that our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms does not end at one’s doorstep,” Michel said.

Source: Tony Perry,