“Unconstitutional” is what a federal appeals court has ruled on the D.C. gun law that says people must show “good reason” to have concealed handgun permits. The Second Amendment is sufficient reason itself to issue permits, according to the 2-1 ruling released Tuesday July 25, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
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This week, the Second Amendment Foundation won a precedent-setting victory against “good reason” requirements for concealed carry in our Nation’s capital when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a permanent injunction against enforcement of such a requirement in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Thomas Massie, Chairman of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, introduced H.R 2909, the D.C Personal Protection Reciprocity Act. This legislation would allow individuals with a valid concealed carry permit issued from their home state to carry their firearms in the District of Columbia.
The District of Columbia v. Heller, was a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held in a 5-4 decision that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution applies to federal enclaves and protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. That significance was not lost when Judge Neil Gorsuch gave America a glimpse of the sort of Supreme Court justice he would be, in his testimony during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. His nomination will now go to the full Senate. Here is the full release from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).
The Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated (thrown out) an earlier decision that said D.C. had to issue carry licenses.
A recent New York Times front-page editorial called for the outright outlawing and implied confiscation of certain types of guns. Click to see why this may be good for gun owners…
Despite a state’s concealed carry laws—colleges and universities may prohibit guns on campus. Only a few states allow students with permits to defend themselves while on campus. Here is a list of colleges to consider when it’s time to choose you or your kid’s education.
On May 28, 2015, a federal district court judge denied the District of Columbia’s request for an immediate administrative stay to a decision overturning the city’s “good reason” concealed-carry permit rules. Does this mean DC residents should demand CCLs immediately?
Gun haters got all atwitter when they saw a tweet with two Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C., holding an AR-15 decorated with an American flag pattern. Read why they needed to do a little research before snarking…