Saturday, June 18, 2016

DC concealed carry rule unconstitutional

Judge Frederick J. Scullin ruled Monday that D.C.'s concealed carry rule is unconstitutional and barred the city from enforcing the rule, which requires that a person must demonstrate that they have "good reason" in order to qualify for the permit (sounds like San Diego's rule which was struck down last year by the Ninth District).  Only those applications with police reports detailing violent threats against them could obtain a permit.

Judge Scullin wrote, "this requirement makes it impossible for the overwhelming majority of law-abiding citizens to obtain licenses to carry handguns in public for self-defense, thereby depriving them of their Second Amendment right to bear arms.”

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