Federal judge nixes D.C. concealed carry law; questions ‘good reason’ provision

Federal judge nixes D.C. concealed carry law; questions ‘good reason’ provision
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[Ed. – Wonders continue to refrain from ceasing.]

The fight over Second Amendment rights in the nation’s capital has entered a new phase. A federal judge has ruled that the city’s concealed carry law is likely unconstitutional, citing the “good reason provision” in the injunction order on Tuesday (via WaPo):

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, requiring applicants to state “good reason” to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police. …

The system was adapted by the District after its long-standing ban on carrying firearms in public was overturned at court order in 2014. …

In 2014, Judge Frederick Scullin of the New York District Court ruled in Palmer v. DC that the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying firearms outside of the home was unconstitutional.

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