Federal court rules restrictive D.C. concealed carry law unconstitutional

 

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered lower courts to issue permanent injunctions blocking enforcement of the law.

 

A strict D.C. gun law that prevents most firearms owners from carrying concealed handguns in public in the nation’s capital is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday, saying the city government cannot demand citizens prove a "good reason" before being issued permits. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.…

* feature photo courtesy Ibro Palic

 

 



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