In a major win for liberty, the D.C. Circuit Federal Court Of Appeals has just handed down an opinion affirming the fact that the 2nd Amendment includes the right to carry a firearm in public. In a split 2-1 decision the majority reasoned that Washington, D.C.’s “for cause” regulation basically amounts to a gun ban in the city.
Current D.C. law requires that a citizen has a “good reason” for getting a concealed carry permit,” which would essentially allow them to carry a gun in public. However, since it is the anti-Second Amendment Washington DC makes the decision whether or not a person’s reason is a good one, they can reject almost any request.
D.C. Circuit Judge Thomas Griffith wrote the majority opinion striking down the law for the court and was joined in his opinion by Judge Stephen F. Williams.
In his opinion, Griffith explains that throughout Western legal history the right to “keep