Democrats have done everything they can to make sure it is impossible for law abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
Whether it’s onerous laws, egregious taxes, or public shaming.
You name it. They will try it.
Today, those liberals were dealt a big blow.
A federal appeals court said enough is enough and ruled against anti-gun hysteria in D.C.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a District of Columbia gun-control measure that the court said is essentially an outright ban of the Second Amendment.
D.C. requires gun owners to have a “good reason” to obtain a concealed carry permit.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the regulation as too restrictive in a 2-1 decision.
“The good-reason law is necessarily a total ban on most D.C. residents’ right to carry a gun in the face of ordinary self-defense needs,” Judge Thomas B. Griffith wrote, according to the paper.
The out of control liberals in D.C. decided you needed to prove you had a good reason to defend yourself.
In rejecting the city’s law, the court ruled that while the Second Amendment allows for some limits on gun possession, it does not allow for “bans on carrying in urban areas like D.C. or bans on carrying absent a special need for self-defense.”
“In fact, the Amendment’s core at a minimum shields the typically situated citizen’s ability to carry common arms generally,” wrote Circuit Judge Thomas B. Griffith in the majority opinion. “The District’s good-reason law is necessarily a total ban on exercises of that constitutional right for most D.C. residents. That’s enough to sink this law under Heller I.”
Judge Griffith was joined by Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams in the opinion.
Circuit Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson dissented, writing that city lawmakers had identified two important government goals that were supported by the law: “the prevention of crime and the promotion of public safety.”
Fine by me.
Conservatives might be a little surprised about this one. It’s not every day we see a ruling that actually sides with the 2nd Amendment. On top of that, the city of D.C. rarely gives conservatives good news.
Hopefully, there is more of this to come in the future.
Hey liberals. We already have a good reason. It’s called the Constitution. Look it up sometime. You might learn something.