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Big 2A Win – Court strikes DC requirement

Big 2A Win – Court strikes DC requirement of “good reason” for concealed carry permit.

So, how many times does this make for DC losing on this issue?

"As some of you may be aware, Attorney Alan Gura has been waging a legal battle against the District of Columbia (as well as other jurisdictions) based upon their unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment generally, and DC residents concealed carry rights in particular.

Having already won a court decision compelling the District–and in particular, it’s Police Chief Cathy Lanier (pictured above)–to issue concealed carry permits to lawful, qualified residents, Gura naturally ran into the usual anti-gun rearguard position: “Sure, we’ll issue permits–on terms of our own choosing. Terms that nobody except our rich friends and political comrades will ever be deemed to have satisfied.”

And those terms invariably require that the applicant have some special and unusual reason to be granted a concealed carry permit. This is the kind of restriction still being employed in liberal states like New Jersey and New York, and which was being employed in California until the recent Peruta decision by the 9th Circuit.

Gura responded to Lanier’s demand that applications show some special reason–above and beyond simply being law-abiding Americans with civil rights–by filing a motion for an injunction with the US District Court for DC, to prohibit Lanier from imposing those special conditions."

Balance of article follows at link: http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/05/big-2a-win-court-strikes-dc-requirement-of-good-reason-for-concealed-carry-permit/
Posted by blueridge3210 | Mon May 18, 2015, 08:47 PM (22 replies)


For decades, smart guns have been stuck in a technological backwater. Technology that made guns safer by preventing unauthorized use and tying them to a specific users — like James Bond used in Skyfall — has been deemed too expensive, faulty, and unreliable to be used in the real world. No one took it very seriously. But that changed earlier this year.

I chatted up reps at various gun big manufacturers — Colt, Smith & Wesson, Glock — trying to figure out their smart gun strategy. Did they plan on rolling them out? What kind of tech did they plan on using? How many years would it take to bring them to market?

I was met with blank and puzzled stares. Many of them didn’t understand what I meant by “smart gun.”

It was late in the day and I still hadn’t found what I was looking for. Then suddenly a glimmer of hope.


Very long article, looks like the author had his mind made up before he ever talked to anyone. A lot of creative language to describe "the other".
Posted by blueridge3210 | Fri May 16, 2014, 01:12 PM (11 replies)
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