Washington DC Is Now Allowing Concealed Carry

Alright, so I know I’ve been a bad blogger for the past month. Work and travel has gotten the best of me, but I’m back now and with some semi great news to kick us off.

Get this. Yesterday The District of Columbia Council voted UNANIMOUSLY to allow people to carry concealed handguns in the nation’s capital.

Do you know why? Because the court ruled that banning handguns in public in unconstitutional, which resulted in the draft of an emergency legislation.

Although there are some restrictions, this is still a big step and can open a lot of doors for gun rights in this country. Residents and visitors will still have to prove that they have a legitimate reason to carry and will have to take extensive safety and training courses in order to have their application considered. All applications will be reviewed and either approved or denied by the Metropolitan Police Department Chief, Cathy Lanier.

What do you think of this new decision?

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4 thoughts on “Washington DC Is Now Allowing Concealed Carry

  1. Like you, I’m also glad DC has passed this legislation. Frankly, it’s a bit of a shocker for me, though.

    Although as you mentioned, there are some restrictions, it’s a move in the right direction. Good news indeed!

  2. May issue instead of shall issue which means it’s no better than NYC’s CCW laws. Thankfully California’s may-issue permitting system was found to be too subjective and thus unconstitutional, but since that was at a district court level, the ruling wouldn’t apply in DC unless it was elevated to the Supreme Court and upheld.

    It will be interesting to see how permissive DC will be toward honoring other states’ permits.

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