The latest incident happened on Monday, when U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. issued a preliminary injunction against Washington DC’s may-issue rules for concealed carry permits are unconstitutionally burdensome on the rights of DC residents. Under the rules formerly in place, residents had to show not only that they had generally good reasons to wish to protect themselves, but positive proof that they had been specifically threatened:
Mind you, this is the third time in recent years that the District’s anti-gun laws have been found to run afoul of the Constitution. In the famous Heller decision, the Supreme Court overturned DC’s handgun ban; a few years later, the city’s continued refusal to allow citizens to carry weapons outside their homes was found to be unacceptable, and its mayor and board were forced to come-up with some kind of CCW licensing scheme; now, the laws limiting the issuance of permits to only the most exacting circumstances — so much so that less than a dozen permits have been granted — have been overturned. As the NY Post noted, the Big Apple’s similarly-restrictive CCW laws may be next.
May 24, 2015
Obama’s Hypocrisy on Gun Rights PERFECTLY Exposed [Meme]
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