Judge’s ruling allows concealed-carry for D.C. gun owners, shoots down police objections

Andrea Noble for The Washington Times reports:

A federal judge on Thursday denied a short-term stay on a decision that blocked the District from enforcing a key provision of its restrictive concealed-carry laws — prompting the city to notify gun owners who had been denied a carry permit that they now can obtain one.

U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. left open the possibility the District could obtain a stay pending appeal of his previous ruling, which called the city’s requirement that gun owners demonstrate a “good reason” to obtain a permit unconstitutional. He set a hearing on the matter for July 7.

In the meantime, the ruling means the Metropolitan Police Department may end up issuing concealed carry permits to applicants who previously had been denied because they could not demonstrate they face a specific threat of injury or harm.

This is more good news for the gun rights of D.C. residents! Read the full article at the Washington Times.