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Post subject: DC No Longer Permitted to Require "Good Reason" for CHL
Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:36 pm
Today, the D.C. Circuit released its long-awaited decision in Wrenn v. D.C and Grace v. DC.


These cases were consolidated on appeal for purposes of appeal and argument. In those cases, the plaintiffs had challenged the DC statute that required the applicant to show that they had a "Good Reason" for a carry permit, defined as a reason that was special to the applicant. The full decision can be found on the website of the 2nd Amendment Foundation, one of the amicus in the Wrenn case. Here is the last sentence in the majority opinion:

"We vacate both orders below and remand with instructions to enter permanent injunctions against enforcement of the District's good-reason law."

This is, of course, a huge win. The D.C. "Good Reason" statute is so close to the illogical reasons that NYC and the (Communist) states of NJ and CA use to prevent people from being issued concealed handgun permits. The rub here is that D.C.'s Attorney General Karl Racine will likely file an appeal for an en banc hearing by the appeals court and effectively stop anyone from getting a permit. The good news is that if the ruling survives an en banc hearing, this will cause a circuit split (i.e., go against previous rulings of the Second Circuit- which has ruled in favor of NYC and NYS concealed carry laws and the Fourth Circuit- Maryland), virtually forcing a writ of certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court, only because D.C. would not lose this case at any cost.

There is hope for the 2nd Amendment.

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Post subject: Re: DC No Longer Permitted to Require "Good Reason" for CHL
Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:50 pm
In the meantime, maybe a couple of liberal SCOTUS justices will croak, and President Trump can replace them with conservatives. You know, normal people.

"I have decided not to vote, speak in public, assemble in groups or petition my government either directly or by writing to the newspapers.

Some ignorant person may become alarmed, and we can't have that.''

--CAR15A2, 3/31/09
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