This past week the Supreme Court redefined marriage to the delight of liberals and gay activists across the nation.
Since SCOTUS ruled that the right to marry anyone is now the law of the land in all 50 states, there is an unintended consequence that should make us gun owners gleeful.
The Court used Section 1 of the Fourteen Amendment to justify its 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.
A writer for BearingArms.com goes on to make a brilliant point: “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 Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry License, for example, was recognized early last week as being valid in a majority of states. So, must those states that did not recognize my concealed do so now? I say, using the same “due process clause” argument as the Supreme Court just applied to same-sex marriage, my Idaho concealed carry permit must now be recognized as valid in all 50 states and the District of Columbia!
As Americans we have a standing right under the Second Amendment, which grants the right to keep and bear arms, and that specifically granted right shall not be infringed. SCOTUS doesn’t even need to have a court case and prolonged legal, judicial activism — that right already exists.
Consequently, a concealed carry license should now be valid in all 50 states across the nation! I guess time will tell if this is in fact the case but based on the recent change in same-sex marriage, it will be a great day for gun owners, they just didn’t realize it or get to celebrate it! Stay tuned…