We can hope!
Via The Hill:
As of July 3, there were just 124 concealed handgun permit holders in Washington, D.C.
But, after a two-to-one federal Circuit court decision on Tuesday morning striking down D.C. ’s current concealed handgun law, the district has a chance to become like the 42 states with right-to-carry laws.
If it were on par with those states, D.C. would have about 48,000 permits. Right now, poor people in particular have no real hope of being able to get a permit in D.C.
Over 16.3 million Americans currently have concealed handgun permits. All fifty states issue permits, but eight of them are very restrictive, like D.C. In the 42 right-to-carry states, an average of 8 percent of adults have permits...
...The question is whether the Supreme Court would then hear an appeal, and so far the court has been consistently turning down such appeals.
Still Tuesday’s decision points out how out of sync some laws are with past Supreme Court precedence, and it has the possibility to make waves well outside the nation’s capitol.
If the case makes it to the Supreme Court, it will upend similarly restrictive laws in California and New York.
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