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US Court Appeals Rules In Favor Of Gun Rights

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LivingDeadGirl:
the US Court of Appeals ruled that the law requiring citizens seeking concealed carry permits  to provide proof they feared injury or their job required it is unconstitutional. According to the law, living in a home crime area did not meet the requirement for "good reason".

Supports of the law said they plan to appeal to ruling, which will kick the case up to the Supreme Court.


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/25/dc-law-requiring-good-reason-carry-handgun-rejecte/

Paulettex:
I have learned and made sense with this forum, so I have a lot of content to do.

Crossmixs:
What is the current law

TheHarleyB:
The law is in DC Code § 22–4506(a). Issue of a license to carry a pistol.  It reads: "The Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (“Chief”) may, upon the application of a person having a bona fide residence or place of business within the District of Columbia, or of a person having a bona fide residence or place of business within the United States and a license to carry a pistol concealed upon his or her person issued by the lawful authorities of any State or subdivision of the United States, issue a license to such person to carry a pistol concealed upon his or her person within the District of Columbia for not more than 2 years from the date of issue, if it appears that the applicant has good reason to fear injury to his or her person or property or has any other proper reason for carrying a pistol, and that he or she is a suitable person to be so licensed."

https://law.justia.com/codes/district-of-columbia/2019/title-22/chapter-45/section-22-4506/

Current DC law is at http://dccode.elaws.us/code?no=22-45 that shows 4506 is repealed

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