Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Washington DC gun law struck down AGAIN

Once more, a judge has ruled that Washington, DC is in violation of the US Constitution for it's practice of requiring applicants for concealed weapons permits to show a documented need.

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.

D.C. to Illegal Immigrants: Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell – Don’t Worry

Washington DC Grants Driver's Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

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.


  1. John Lott was doing a radio interview and mentioned this. He said that the federal court that ruled against the district of Columbia is the lowest level, and the federal court that the appeal will now be heard in is one of the most liberal in this country. He thinks the lower court ruling will be overturned. I hope he is wrong but he usually isn't.

  2. And complain about "taxation without representation." Dear D.C. - Among the many reasons you aren't allowed out without a babysitter are 2 words: "Marion. Barry."

  3. Now if they'll just start honoring our VA permits... sigh

  4. Ugh. Why don't the liberals get it? Most arguments have logical basis. They do not. I think they are afraid.

  5. Yeah, I'm afraid that whole system of checks and balances thingy is about to fracture.