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Tue May 17, 2016, 12:20 PM

 

U.S. judge strikes down D.C. concealed-carry gun law as likely unconstitutional

For the second time in as many years, a federal judge in Washington ordered the city to halt enforcement of its new, concealed-carry law that requires applicants to state “good reason” to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police.

The preliminary injunction was contained in a 46-page ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon that will be in force pending further litigation. Leon declared the District’s gun-permitting system is likely unconstitutional. The system was adapted by the District after its long-standing ban on carrying firearms in public was overturned at court order in 2014.

[Read the judge’s full opinion here]

The city’s law, among the strictest in the nation, matches those in Maryland, New Jersey and New York that have been upheld by federal appeals courts elsewhere.

The case was brought by plaintiff Matthew Grace and the libertarian gun-rights group Pink Pistols.


Here's the link but not much more there - https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/us-judge-strikes-down-dc-concealed-carry-gun-law-as-likely-unconstitutional/2016/05/17/d36d35dc-1c49-11e6-8c7b-6931e66333e7_story.html?hpid=hp_local-news_dcgunban1255pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2016, 12:28 PM

1. I can't take it anymore. The backlash! Make it stop!

 

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2016, 02:05 PM

2. That's 2 backlashes in 2 days!

 

First the 9th Circuit and now for the 2nd time a Pro 2nd DC decision.

How much longer can this "The Tide is Turning" last?

All, in spite of what some verbose grabber types say, while violent crime continues to fall.

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2016, 02:50 PM

3. This is a big one - if/when this gets bumped to the Supreme court

as other states have the "may issue" provisions.

These "good reason" requirements are out-right declared "unconstitutional".


Interesting, along with the review of Maryland's AWB, where the court was compelled "to conclude that the burden is substantial and strict scrutiny is the applicable standard of review for Plaintiffs’ Second Amendment claim".


Compared to New York Safe Act review, where the Court of Appeals came to "conclude that intermediate, rather than strict, scrutiny is appropriate".

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2016, 06:12 PM

5. I want to live long enough...

 

To see New York City a 'shall issue' jurisdiction.

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:45 AM

6. A little good progressive news for our DC folks...maybe.

but....don't underestimate the lengths they'll go to keep their subjects "safe".

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