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Answering Brief

Answering Brief

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 Nos.
12-16258
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR 
THE
 
 NINTH
 
CIRCUIT
CHRISTOPHER 
BAKER,
 Plaintiff-Appellant,
vs.
LOUIS KEALOHA, ET
AL.,
 Defendants-Appellees.
APPEAL
In the United States District Court for the District of 
Hawai`i
Civil No. CV11-00528
ACK/KSC
DEFENDANT-APPELLEES’ ANSWERING BRIEFCERTIFICATE OF
SERVICE
ROBERT CARSON GODBEY,
4685
Corporation
Counsel
CURTIS E. SHERWOOD,
7851
Deputy Corporation
Counsel
City and County of 
Honolulu
530 South King Street, Room
110
Honolulu, Hawaii
96813
Telephone: (808)
768-5134
Facsimile: (808)
768-5105
Attorneys for
Defendant-Appellees
 
T AB L E OF CON TE N T SPa geTABLE OF AUTHORITIES……………………………………………….........
iiiI.
ISSUES PRESENTED FOR REVIEW…...………………………............
01II.
STATEMENT OF THE CASE……………………………………...........
01III.
STATEMENTS OF RELEVANT FACTS………………………….........
04IV.
STANDARDS OF REVIEW………………………………………..........
07
V. SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT……………………………….........
08
VI. ARGUMENT……………………………………………………….........
09
A. The District Court Applied the Correct Legal Standards ........................
09
B. Baker Was Not Entitled to a Preliminary Injunction ..............................
10
(1) Baker Cannot Demonstrate a Likelihood of Success on the
 Merits
 Because the Statute Does Not Prohibit activity Clearly
 Established 
as Protected by the Second Amendment 
..........................................
10
(2) Baker Mischaracterizes the District Court’s Order as Holdin
that 
 Baker Has “No Right to Bear Arms Outside of His Home”
.............
15
(3) Carrying a Concealed Handgun in Public Has Not Been
 Established 
as Protected by the Second 
 Amendment 
 
...........................................
16
(4)The Overwhelming Majority of Decisions Rendered Since Heller  Agree with the
 District 
Court that the Second Amendment Does Not Include a Right to Carry
Concealed 
Firearms Outside of 
the
 Home
..............................................................................................
22
(5) The District Court Properly Determined that H.R.S. § 
134-9
Satisfies Intermediate Scrutiny
........................................................
24
(6) Recent Cases Have Upheld Similar Laws Regulatin
Concealed 
Carry Licenses
................................................................................26ii
 
C. Baker Did Not Demonstrate That He Would Suffer Irreparable
Harm
...
24
D. The Injunctive Relief Sought Will Harm the Public Interest ..................
26
E. Hawaii’s Licensing Procedure Does Not Violate Due
Process
...............
33
(1) The Chief Does Not Possess Unbridled Discretion to
Grant 
Concealed Carry Licenses
..............................................................
34
(2) Baker Was Provided a Meaningful Opportunity to Prove
 His
 Entitlement to a Concealed Carry
 License
 
....................................... 35
(3) The
Chief’s
 
 Decision
is Not Absolute and 
 Final 
 
...............................36
(4) Baker’s Intterest Does Not Invovle
a
Fundamental Right 
................
36
F. Baker Lacks Standing to Challenge the Statutory
Provisions
Concerning Other 
Weapons
...................................................................
37VII. CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………
 
38
VIII. STATEMENT OF RELATED CASES…………………………….……
39IX.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE……………………………….……
39
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE…………………………………………………
40iii

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