By Jenn Jacques
On Tuesday, a federal appeals court dismantled the restrictive District of Columbia gun-control measure requiring gun owners to prove they need a concealed carry permit!
Based on the fact that currently, D.C. requires citizens to show “good reason” in order to obtain a concealed carry permit, the U.S. Court of Appeals has blocked the regulation, saying it restricts an enumerated right.
The 2-1 decision is a huge win for not only D.C. residents, but for the Second Amendment itself – with the court essentially calling these regulations infringements on the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms!
The Washington Post reports:
Residents who want a permit to carry a concealed firearm in D.C. must now show that they have “good reason to fear injury” or a “proper reason,” such as transporting valuables. The regulations specify that living or working “in a high crime area shall not by itself” qualify as a good reason to carry.
“The good-reason law is necessarily a total ban on most D.C. residents’ right to carry a gun in the face of ordinary self-defense needs,” Judge Thomas B. Griffith wrote in his decision. “Bans on the ability of most citizens to exercise an enumerated right would have …Read the Rest
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