Guns are bad, mmmkay? Just ask this court:

More from the AP:

In a victory for gun control advocates, a federal appeals court said Thursday people do not have a right to carry concealed weapons in public under the 2nd Amendment.

An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said law enforcement officials can require applicants for a concealed weapons permit to show they are in immediate danger or have another good reason for a permit beyond self-defense.

During oral arguments before the 11-judge 9th Circuit panel, Paul Clement, an attorney for the residents, argued that the self-defense standard should be sufficient and asking for more violates the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.

It sure sounds like a violation. But then, the Ninth Circuit Court has never had much tolerance for that pesky Constitution.

Something tells us this fight’s not over yet.

National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke believes the next step will be the Supreme Court. You can read his take here: