Judge Rules D.C. Concealed-Carry Laws Unconstitutional

A federal judge ordered the city of Washington, D.C., to not enforce its concealed carry law that requires individuals to state a “good reason” for carrying a firearm inside the district.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon ruled Tuesday that city officials requiring prospective concealed carriers to make their case on why arming themselves is necessary is unconstitutional: “I find that plaintiffs have demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of their claim that the District’s ‘good reason’ requirement is unconstitutional.”

The suit, brought forward by Matthew Grace and the firearms advocates “Pink Pistols,” scored a major victory for gun rights with Tuesday’s ruling.

The ruling is yet another check on some of the strictest gun laws in the country, which are only mirrored in nearby Maryland, as well as New York.

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