90 Miles From Tyranny : DC Gets Slapped Again By a Federal Court Over Its Restrictive Gun Laws

Thursday, May 21, 2015

DC Gets Slapped Again By a Federal Court Over Its Restrictive Gun Laws

The District of Columbia has lost the latest round in the seemingly never-ending litigation over the rules it keeps implementing to restrict Second Amendment rights.

In Wrenn v. District of Columbia, federal District Court Judge Frederick Scullin issued an injunction prohibiting the District from requiring that anyone seeking a concealed carry permit demonstrate a “good reason” for needing one.

D.C. had a virtual ban on the ownership of firearms until 2008. That’s when the U.S. Supreme Court threw it out as a violation of the Second Amendment. In District of Columbia v. Heller, the Court affirmed that the Second Amendment guarantees individual Americans—not just members of a state militia—the right to bear arms.

Since then, however, the city council has tried to impose restrictive registration and licensing rules clearly intended to make it as difficult as possible to own and carry a handgun. The result has been one lawsuit after...

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1 comment:

  1. Doesn't matter. They will keep doing what they have always done:

    1. Keep enforcing it anyway.
    2. Write a new law that is exactly like the old one so that any new challenge will have to start at square one.
    3. Keep arresting anyone violating the laws even though the laws are struck down so that the cost of defending themselves in court becomes the exorbitant penalty that most people cannot afford and the city NEVER has to reimburse.
    4. Continue to not allow any gun shops to open in DC.
    5. Continue to not allow any guns to be brought in from out of state (since they aren't registered). and confiscating them when they are found.
    Rinse. Repeat.


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