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A marksman sights in on a target during a class he was taking to qualify for an Illinois concealed carry permit on February 14, 2014 in Posen, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A marksman sights in on a target during a class he was taking to qualify for an Illinois concealed carry permit on February 14, 2014 in Posen, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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A federal appeals court ruling gave gun control advocates a major victory Thursday, ruling that counties in California may restrict permits licensed for citizens to carry concealed weapons.

“It should not be minimized how big a victory this was for gun control advocates,” UCLA law professor Adam Winkler told the Los Angeles Times. “Not only does it affirm the constitutionality of restrictive conceal-carry laws in California’s major cities, it also makes it less likely the Supreme Court will step in.”

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Winkler about what the ruling will mean for western states like California, Arizona and Nevada.

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Adam Winkler, UCLA law professor. He tweets @adamwinkler.

This segment aired on June 10, 2016.

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