“the District will follow the path of such states as New York, New Jersey, and Maryland, all of which have adopted similar licensing schemes.”  U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr.’s decision in the DC case would appear to require a right-to-carry law, but, with Democrats packing the DC Circuit court, it seems likely that his decision will be overturned.  Ultimately, all this will have to go to the Supreme Court.

via Washington DC proposes very restrictive concealed carry rules – Crime Prevention Research Center.

As expected, The Washington DC Council is gonna make it almost impossible for any normal citizen to carry a concealed weapon in the city.

But I have the feeling that they are gonna overextend themselves once more and gonna get spanked by the judge. The fact that DC does not have a range open to the public would be the first thing to be challenged.

Typical DC, they will show that they are issuing permits and these will probably end up in the hands of the Washington insiders that can afford the expense which I expect to be onerous but also will create the conundrum of having the City Council justify why they were given to Mr High Lobby living in a good neighborhood with private security and Joe Shmoe living in a bad part of town did not qualify for one because “he did not demonstrate an immediate need.”

“Living in a high-crime area is not sufficient to establish the good cause,” Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan said. “Getting death threats, being the victim of domestic violence and having the threats or reoccurrence, that would be good cause. It has to be personalized. It has to be something specific.”

via Lawmakers grudgingly draft bill to authorize concealed carry of guns in D.C. – Washington Times.

Here is a copy of the press release:

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

3 thoughts on “DC going NJ on Concealed Carry”
  1. EXCELLENT! Just as I expected. . . mwahahaha. . . (Mr. Burns hand rub)

    I cannot think of a BETTER way to get Shall Issue mandated nationwide than what DC is doing.

  2. Because high crime areas have no threat of “reoccurrence”?
    Silly me, I thought reoccurrence of crime, by definition, is what defines the area high crime.

  3. Remember the ordeal that Emily Miller went through just to get a permit to purchase a gun. No doubt they will do their best to make a carry permit as close to impossible as they can.

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