Judge throws out anti-gun regulations in DC. AGAIN.

How many times does this have to happen?

Seriously: what part of Shall not be infringed was unclear, DC city government?

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction saying the District of Columbia’s new concealed carry law is unconstitutional.

The order, issued Monday by Judge Frederick J. Scullin, was the second decision in less than a year declaring the Washington, D.C., gun carry laws to be unconstitutional. In October of 2014, the same judge ruled that the district’s complete ban on gun carry was also in violation of the Constitution.

The dodge this time was that the District government decided that applicants needed a ‘good reason’ to have a concealed carry permit. And, do you know something? I’m fine with that.  Here’s a ‘good reason’ that can be used pretty much anywhere, anytime:

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Yes, that means Because I want a concealed carry permit qualifies as a ‘good reason.’ Take it up with Jimmy Madison if you have a problem with that – what’s that? He’s dead?  Well, I guess that you can go complain to him in Heaven, then.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Hey, maybe this third time around the DC city government could stop trying to rewrite the US Constitution and give ground gracefully? Or at least be less ungraceful about the whole thing. We’ll take what we can get.

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  • Mikey NTH says:

    And here is another argument:

    Those people who are applying to the D.C. government for a permit are (1) those letting the D.C. government know that they have a weapon; and (2)are less likely to use that weapon to commit a crime because of (1) above.

    I would actually need more indulgence from Moe than I can ask to expand further on (1) and (2) above.

    So to stretch indulgence – D.C. fought the law – and the law won.

    • Mikey NTH says:

      I was born in 1966. Those girls dancing in that clip are probably 70 years old now. They could be living in the same retirement community in Florida as my parents.

      Well now – I have another reason to curl up in the corner and drink heavily; thank you internet!

  • acat says:

    Heh. If they were .. well, smart doesn’t fit ..
    If they “understood the Chicago way”, instead of passing laws that obviously don’t pass constitutional muster, they’d pass one that’s legal on the face of it, one that requires some bureaucratic steps .. then just don’t staff the required departments.

  • Cameron says:

    They won’t give up until they are dead with a stake to the heart, head removed and the ashes scattered to the four winds. And even then, you still have to keep some fire handy for their followers.

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