Federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr previously ruled, “…there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”
Apparently, the judge’s crystal clear ruling contains confusing diction for the anti-gunners trying to stop it:
City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said, “…there’s a gray area between 100-percent ban and everybody can carry. And that’s what we’re working through.”
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The councilman continued, “The whole issue of the public carrying of a firearm is very complicated. And I believe the executive and the attorney general will continue with the appeal. What the court said very clearly was that a complete 100-percent ban on anybody being able to get a license to carry a handgun was unconstitutional.”
Soon after the original landmark ruling, Judge Schullin issued a 90 day stay of implementation of his ruling. Now, the city is asking for an additional six months to rewrite their gun laws.
Ever since the 2008 Heller ruling by the Supreme Court, the District of Columbia has carried on a campaign of red tape and regulation to discourage citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights. This has included bearing arms outside the home for personal protection.
Washington, D.C. is not some political gulag, but the seat of government in a land of free people. A cornerstone of that freedom is the right to keep and bear arms, and where better to exercise that right than in the nation’s capital?
We have no intention of letting anti-gun city officials further delay the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their rights. As Dr. Martin Luther King said, ‘A right delayed is a right denied.’
SAF lawsuits have overturned laws not only in Washington D.C., but in several states including Illinois, California, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nebraska, and cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Des Moines and New Haven, among others. Threats of SAF lawsuits have removed well over 100 anti-gun-rights laws across the country as well as stopping hundreds more from being enacted.
We are focusing our efforts on getting rid of unconstitutional violations of firearms owners’ civil rights in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, California and other states.
SAF’s record of legal victories on behalf of the right to keep and bear arms has set the bar for all current and future firearms civil rights litigation. This is not SAF’s last step, but only the latest, in our efforts to win back firearms freedom, one lawsuit at a time.
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