A Drop of Sanity in Mordor


WASHINGTON — D.C. officials will not fight an appeals court ruling that blocks the District’s own restrictions on carrying concealed weapons in public.


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is expected to
issue an order that strikes down the D.C. law that requires applicants who want
a conceal-carry permit to prove they have “good reason” to carry a firearm in
public. Under the law, reasons to get a concealed carry license might include a
personal threat, or a job that requires a person to carry or protect cash or

Yeah, I’m pretty sure that “because f*** you, that’s why” wouldn’t make the grade.

It’s good to see that the George Orwell School of Government Speaking has produced another fine graduate:

Newsham said the decision won’t drastically change the process of applying for a
gun permit.

“We will tweak our process” Newsham said. “All we do is eliminate the ‘good
reason’ provision in the application process. All the other stringent
requirements that we have in the District of Columbia to obtain a carry permit
will remain intact.”

Translation: we’ll figure out some other obstacle to keep the mundanes disarmed.

Newsham said 123 people in D.C. have a license that allows them to carry a
firearm. Newsham adds that there have been 668 applications to carry a firearm,
with 444 denied because they didn’t meet the “good reason” standard.

Class action lawsuit time!

Mind you, this isn’t the DC Gummint suddenly realizing their errors. As Jeffersonian refers to them, it took a panel of “unstable freaks in black robes” to force DC towards the light. An enlightenment that they’re sure to fight, kicking and screaming every step of the way.

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