Sep. 18, 2014

DC’s Concealed Carry Proposal Is Awfully Anti-Second Amendment

District of Columbia leaders, in a blatant display of discontent with a July ruling nullifying the District’s ban on possessing firearms outside the home, are making it as difficult as possible to obtain a concealed carry permit. The Associated Press reports: “Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials said they plan to propose legislation that would make the District of Columbia similar to a half-dozen states, including Maryland, where residents can be denied a concealed-carry permit if they can’t show a need for one. … The District is seeking to let the police chief decide whether people have a reason to carry a concealed firearm, and officials said living in a high-crime neighborhood would not be a sufficient reason to obtain a permit.” DC Attorney General Irvin Nathan says, “It has to be personalized. It has to be something specific.” Not according to the Second Amendment. It states, “[T]he right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Moreover, attorney Alan Gura notes, “In America, the police don’t determine what rights we have good reason to enjoy. You don’t need a good reason to speak, to worship, to vote or to carry a gun for self-defense.” That’s true, but Rule of Law stands as a road block to the Left’s agenda. And as DC officials are proving, nothing will stop them from infringing on rights with which they don’t agree. More…

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