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Fox News alert on a big development in the gun control debate as we get reports.
That the US Supreme Court may decide to hear a case that could ultimately make it illegal.
To carry a concealed weapon.
Welcome to America live everyone I'm Megyn Kelly a big legal question today after two significant and contradictory court rulings in federal court last week.
A federal appeals court in Illinois deciding that a person's right to carry a concealed weapon.
Is not protected.
Under the Second Amendment.
-- a similar court in Colorado.
Refused to reconsider a previous ruling that the State's ban on concealed carry.
Because of this contradiction and the fact that similar cases are on the docket in a number of states legal experts are now predicting.
The US Supreme Court will wind up ruling on the constitutionality.
Of americans' rights.
To carry a concealed weapon -- as a significant development.
In this effort for greater gun control.
Trace Gallagher joins us now with the news on that Trace.
And -- and so -- you have all this focus on whether congress is going to enact legislation to limit semiautomatic weapons and assault rifles these different -- you talked about in federal court could really be the game changer when you talk about the subject and you have to look at how adamant.
These different courts were in making their -- for example.
In Colorado the tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Second Amendment does not give you the right to carry concealed weapon riding in the ruling quoting here.
In light of our nation's extensive practice of restricting citizens' freedom to carry firearms in a concealed -- we hold that this activity does not fall within the scope of the second amendment's protection.
But now listen to the ruling from the seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago saying and again I'm quoting here.
The right to bear as distinct from the right to keep arms is unlikely to refer to the home.
To speak of bearing arms within one's home -- at all times had been awkward usage -- right to bear arms does implies.
A right to carry a loaded gun outside the home now.
Last year you had the second Circuit Court in New York that ruled that New York residents have to prove that they face danger to obtain a concealed carry permit.
The ninth Circuit Court in California the fourth circuit in Virginia also set to take up this issue so as you said the showdown will likely end up in the Supreme Court -- and here's why that's key because the court.
Of course has ruled the Second Amendment protects the right to own guns.
And that state and local government should recognize that right.
But the Supreme Court has not yet ruled on rights to carry guns outside of the home.
And that's where this decision boils down to keep in mind eight million Americans have concealed carry permits Megan.
And now you hear from Smith & Wesson and other gun makers that the sales of handguns are far exceeding the sales of any types of rifles or other weapons while -- -- -- case that will be if it.
Goes up -- thank you.
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