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Thu Sep 28, 2017, 10:18 PM

Washington Post: Appeals court order blocks enforcement of D.C.s strict concealed carry law


D.C. officials will not be able to enforce the city’s strict limits on carrying concealed firearms on the streets of the nation’s capital under a court order issued Thursday.

The brief statement from a federal appeals court in Washington is the latest setback for the District’s efforts to restrict the carrying of guns in public places to people who demonstrate a “good reason” to do so.

The District’s top lawyer had asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to rehear a challenge to the gun-control law after a panel of three judges ruled against the city in July. But on Thursday, the appeals court declined, without explanation, to revisit the case...

...The order from the D.C. Circuit indicates that none of the court’s 10 judges who reviewed the city’s petition asked for a vote on the request for rehearing.

If I'm reading this correctly, the judges just punted to the Supremes.

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Fri Sep 29, 2017, 07:51 AM

1. I disagree


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has struck down D.C.s strict concealed carry law and the when asked by D.C., the entire court declined to re-visit the decision by the 3 judges who overturned the law.

Unless Washington D.C. decides to appeal the decision to SCOTUS and then gets a stay that allows the current law to stay in place pending a decision by SCOTUS, residents of the District will be allowed to CCW.

I don't think this is the "tipping point" the gun grabbers were thinking of, but I'm sure they will be along shortly once they get their talking points straight.

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