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Another little victory in DC.

JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior MemberPosts: 6,577 Senior Member
Court Rebukes D.C. for Discretionary Licensing Regime, Orders Issuance of Concealed Carry Licenses to Eligible Applicants

On May 18, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order prohibiting enforcement of provisions of D.C. law that effectively grant to the police chief the discretion to decide who may lawfully exercise the right to bear arms in public for self-defense. This follows on the heels of anearlier rulingin which the District lost the argument that the right to “bear arms” does not apply outside the home, leading to the hasty enactment of an "emergency" may-issue concealed carry licensing scheme. Such a license is the only means by which most people can lawfully carry firearms in D.C. for self-defense. Monday’s case,Wren v. District of Columbia, made a preliminary ruling that D.C.’s policy of discretionary issuance would likely run afoul of the Second Amendment.
“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers

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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,591 Senior Member
    One step at a time. I wish I could get more of my family back home in Delaware to see this the way I do.
    Knowledge is essential to living freely and fully; understanding gives knowledge purpose and strength; wisdom is combining the two and applying them appropriately in words and actions.
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,826 Senior Member
    District court did the same for MD a few years ago. It was overturned in the Circuit court though.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Are there any 'teeth' to these rulings?

    My perception is that D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, etc. routinely ignore any Supreme Court rulings on the 2nd Amendment that they disagree with.
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,826 Senior Member
    Pretty much means nothing until the Supreme Court makes a decision clearer than depleted uranium.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
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