If conservatives are looking for a hero on gun rights, behold George Young, who recently won a significant victory before the notoriously liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Hawaiian taught himself law and with help from a lawyer managed to take his case into federal court, after years and years of dismissals, and won. The Ninth Circuit ruled Hawaii has to allow open carry or else try its luck at the Supreme Court.
Read Stephen Gutowski at the Free Beacon for a really good story and interview with Young. He is an Army veteran, served in Vietnam, worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, then in airport security, where he was again armed. But then when he wanted to get a gun permit in his native Hawaii, where he’s lived all his life, he was denied, again and again.
When he started calling lawyers to get representation, none would take his case. He eventually decided to represent himself—and that was the beginning of the struggle that led to his July 24 victory, when the Ninth Circuit ruled Hawaii’s ban on open carry unconstitutional (while declaring concealed carry still unconstitutional).