Philly locks down carry permit process citing COVID-19; is hit with lawsuit

Philly locks down carry permit process citing COVID-19; is hit with lawsuit
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[Ed. – I should hope so (being hit with a lawsuit).  That said, the outcome of the suit will probably be more interesting as precedent than as a situational remedy, since the suspension of carry-permit services is for three weeks.  It’s worth it because any such measure — even a temporary one — serves to undermine 2A rights if left unchallenged.]

Philadelphia is facing a new lawsuit over its decision to completely shutter its gun-carry permit process over COVID-19 concerns.

The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a case in federal court accusing Philadelphia of infringing on residents’ Second Amendment rights on Friday after the city closed its permit process for at least three weeks. The gun-rights group requested a temporary restraining order Monday that would require the city to open its process back up and provide remote application options to residents, but it was denied. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 30.

“We’re hoping to have the court rule that the shutdown of the Gun Permit Unit amounts to a total destruction of individuals’ right to bear arms outside of the home,” Adam Kraut, director of legal strategy for FPC, told the Washington Free Beacon.

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