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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

D.C.’s Strict Gun-Carry Law Again Declared Unconstitutional in Federal Court

'We are bound to leave the District as much space to regulate as the Constitution allows—but no more'

A federal court struck down the District of Columbia's gun-carry law as unconstitutional on Tuesday.

In a 2-to-1 ruling the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said the city's requirement that those who apply for a gun-carry permit must show "good reason" beyond the desire for self-defense or residence in a high-crime area before being granted one runs afoul of the Second Amendment. The court said the Constitution guarantees a right to carry a firearm for self-protection for the law-abiding, even outside of the home. The ruling is the latest in a series of federal court rulings rebuking the nation's capital for unconstitutional gun laws that stretch back more than a decade and include a half dozen decisions against the city.

"Reading the Amendment, applying Heller I’s reasoning, and crediting key early sources, we conclude: the individual right to carry common firearms beyond the home for self-defense—even in densely populated areas, even for those lacking special self-defense needs—falls within the core of the Second Amendment’s protections," Judge Thomas Griffith wrote for the majority.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

When will the challenge take place for Marylanders now there has been two positive Court rulings stating you do not have to provide good reason to get a CCW?

Anonymous said...

MD legislators get off your ass and fix the our problem!!we deserve the right and your absurd rules do not apply anymore...per the Constitution and now this ruling!! You hear that Mr. Hogan get on it fix it!!! it will fix balimore problems also. More good guys with guns is a win win for that cesspool.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Judges.

lmclain said...

I LOVE it!
A Federal Court majority says an honest, otherwise law-abiding citizen doesn't need a politician or a cop to tell them it's all right with them if you carry your .38. Under your shirt, loaded with armor piercing rounds. With a .40 tucked into your waistband, too. Nope. Sorry, Heinrich.
It's your right.

That's all you need. Key word? ALL.

No permit, no fingerprints, no classes, no "permission", no f'ing FEE to use your rights (what politician thought they could put a monetary price on which rights they would LET us use??) and a very correct reading of both "bear" arms, and "shall not be infringed".
It's also what they call "precedent".
Let the games begin!

Anonymous said...

837, take your meds. Crazies like you ruin it for everyone.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why the NRA and Maryland activists have not jumped all over this issue. Maryland is truly one of the few states that still thinks that you have to have a reason other than self defense to CC. I just wish I knew what to do in order to get this issue in front of an honest federal judge so he could render a sane decision in favor of the majority of the folks that would like to CC.

Anonymous said...

8:37 is certainly not crazy. They probably actually believe in the constitution which is probably more that you do 10:18.

Anonymous said...

I'm carrying full time in Maryland, and that includes school grounds, government buildings and such.

After all, if I can carry walking on any street in any building, how can I make my firearm vanish when I somehow cross any imaginary line? Prohibiting that effectively prohibits carry anywhere as well, as it requires making a gun somehow vanish at any given location.

All people should be armed all the time, even on the plane.

Except, of course, felons. Law abiding only. Well all laws except unconstitutional ones as in anti-2A ones.

SbyNews_Staff said...

10:20
They are trying. We posted an article about it last Saturday. http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2017/07/supreme-court-asked-to-review-marylands.html

Anonymous said...

An armed society is a polite society.

Anonymous said...

Shall Issue

lmclain said...

10:18...your mom took all the meds. Tell her to call me. When she gets home.

Crazy? Hardly. I didn't pass these laws in Maryland and I don't pay any attention to them anyway. I am not looking for anyone's approval.

The laws are still there because of cheerleaders like you.
I'll take crazy over lapdog sissy any day of the week.
You know what I'm saying.

Keep cheering.