Federal Judge Says DC Gun Carry Law is Unconstitutional
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction saying the District of Columbia’s new concealed carry law is unconstitutional.
The order, issued Monday by Judge Frederick J. Scullin, was the second decision in less than a year declaring the Washington, D.C., gun carry laws to be unconstitutional. In October of 2014, the same judge ruled that the district’s complete ban on gun carry was also in violation of the Constitution.
Scullin barred DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier from enforcing the city’s requirement that a person applying for a concealed carry permit must prove they have a “good reason” to need one. This requirement created a system where only those with police reports detailing violent threats against them could obtain a permit.
There's more at the link. And while it's good to see citizens triumph when their rights are denied them by our own "public servants", I still have to shake my head at the DC voters who elect and re-elect the same candidates for mayor and city council year after year despite the fact that this city government more than almost any other works so hard to deny it's citizens basic rights while working just as hard to create "rights" out of whole cloth for thousands of illegal aliens who are not even supposed to be in this country.
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What was that saying about how we get the government that we deserve again?
Oh--and on the gun side of things, yesterday Proud Hillbilly and I had the pleasure of meeting blogger Jon from The steel Bookshelf. A great guy, and if you like books, check out his site.