Thursday, June 9, 2016

Andy Biggs Condemns Ninth Circuit Ruling Against Second Amendment Right to Carry Concealed Weapons

Biggs For Congress
Wants Arizona Out of Ninth Circuit Court
GILBERT - Today, Andy Biggs released the following statement on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court ruling stating that there is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public.
"The Ninth Circuit Court ruled today that Americans are not protected under the Second Amendment to carry concealed weapons in public. This should come as no surprise; almost three-fourths of the rulings of the Ninth Circuit Court are overturned. Thousands of Arizonans enjoy the freedom of carrying weapons with or without a conceal carry permit, and this ruling comes as another impediment on law abiding citizens. 
The Ninth Circuit Court covers about 20% of the United States population and its overwhelming amount of cases does not provide the people of Arizona a fair shot at justice. I plan on joining the efforts Governor Doug Ducey, Former Senator John Kyl, Senator Jeff Flake, and Congressman Matt Salmon to rid the State of Arizona from the Ninth Circuit Court into a newly establish district court."
About Andy Biggs
Senator Andy Biggs is an Arizona native and has lived in Gilbert with his family for the past 25 years. He is married to Cindy and they have six children. He is a retired attorney and is licensed to practice in Arizona, Washington, and New Mexico. The Senator has a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from BYU and a J.D. degree from the University of Arizona. He earned a M.A. in Political Science from ASU and has done additional graduate work there. Senator Biggs served Legislative District 22 in the State House of Representatives for eight years before being elected to the State Senate in November of 2010. Andy has earned the designation “Champion of the Taxpayer” from Americans for Prosperity for his cumulative service in the state legislature and has been honored numerous times by the Goldwater Institute as a “Friend of Liberty.”