The U.S. Court of Appeals to the District of Columbia struck down D.C.’s “good reason” requirement for concealed carry permits. D.C.’s strict anti-gun law is now ruled unconstitutional. Now, a permanent injunction has been issued!
D.C., has the most restrictive gun laws in America, which is why their laws were taken to the Supreme Court in the Heller case. This is a massive new victory for liberty and 2nd Amendment advocates.
As Fox News reports:
D.C. requires gun owners to have a “good reason” to obtain a concealed carry permit.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the regulation as too restrictive in a 2-1 decision, The Washington Post reported.
“The good-reason law is necessarily a total ban on most D.C. residents’ right to carry a gun in the face of ordinary self-defense needs,” Judge Thomas B. Griffith wrote, according to the paper.
“Bans on the ability of most citizens to exercise an enumerated right would have to flunk any judicial test.”
Judge Stephen F. Williams joined Griffith in the decision.
As John R. Lott, scholar at the Crime Prevention Research Center, noted, there are only 124 concealed carry handgun permit holders in D.C. He added, ““If D.C. were like the 42 right-to-carry states, they would have about 48,000 permits. Right now D.C. prevents the most vulnerable people, particularly poor blacks who live in high crime areas of D.C., from having any hope of getting a permit for protection.”
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Funny how D.C., has the most restrictive gun laws in America, like L.A and Chicago IL. But still have the highest rate of death. Could it that the fact is “drug gangs and criminals their refuse to give up their illegal guns and rather tell the people they are not that stupid”. But the people against guns are, they have become like sheep to the slather, cowards who will not protect their families from Rapists, Murderers and Butchers.
The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution is law for all illegal Americans that have guns and no Almont of Idiotic in a court can change that. Even if they did it is still not law under the CONSTITUTION. I will carry till the day I die, then you can pry it from my cold dead hand. USMC stands for America.
with all the murdering raping robbing thugs in DC every law abiding citizen should carry a gun there for protection and shoot the bastards dead
Yep & many of those “thugs” are our politicians!
I had a friend who was robbed by four young thugs for his Rolex watch, while walking around DC. He refused to give up his watch, so they beat him to death. You bet you need a gun in DC. If possible and you’re a good aim, try and shoot their nuts or legs off so they can be in a wheelchair for life, like what Bernard Goetz, the infamous NY City subway shooter did to the five punks who tried to rob him. Then when you see them on the street in their wheelchair, knock them over and laugh.