People living in liberal strongholds like Washington D.C. have long been accustomed to the country’s harshest gun laws. While the left has so far gotten away with their unconstitutional gun restrictions, it seems as if they’re finally beginning to be struck down by our nation’s courts.
The fight over Second Amendment rights in the nation’s capital has entered a new phase. A federal judge has ruled that the city’s “good reason” provision within their concealed carry law is likely unconstitutional, as stated in the injunction order issued on Tuesday (via WaPo):
“A federal judge has ruled that a key provision of the District’s new gun law is likely unconstitutional, ordering D.C. police to stop requiring individuals to show “good reason” to obtain a permit to carry a firearm on the streets of the nation’s capital.In imposing a preliminary injunction pending further litigation, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon reignited a running battle over the Second Amendment in the District and its courts where three different judges have now weighed in with varying conclusions.
“The enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table,” Leon wrote in a 46-page opinion, quoting a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2008 in another District case that established a constitutional right to keep firearms in one’s home.”
While the victory is small, the momentum is building in favor of gun rights. In the aftermath of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, the American public’s response has been clear. They want more guns, not less.