The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules concealed weapons are not a right. Thursday’s ruling is from a San Diego suit where the sheriff refused to issue a concealed weapons permit because he didn’t believe the applicant had a good reason to want one. That has gun rights advocates like Craig Powers of Bakersfield, who trains concealed carry applicants, saying it’s another case of chipping away at the Second Amendment. He noted that the federal court decision which allowed for needing a permit in the first place stated that people could always carry in the open. In California, they cannot. However, Kern County does not require such reasons and a permit issued here is valid anywhere in the state.