Our Second Amendment
The Daily Caller
Officials in the District of Columbia are asking a judge if they can continue to enforce hand-gun laws while the city and a federal judge continue to battle it out in court.
Late Tuesday night D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed a motion to allow the city to continue the part of its concealed-carry law that requires handgun owners to show a good reason if they want to acquire a permit, NBC4 Washington reported.
A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction May 18 that forced the city to stop enforcing that law, which D.C. lawmakers wrote specifically to comply with a 2014 ruling that overturned the city’s long-held ban on carrying handguns in public.
The law created a system where D.C. residents could obtain a permit to carry a handgun, but only if they could prove an immediate threat to their safety.