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Concealed carry permits in DC go BOOM as unconstitutional ‘good reason’ mandate is removed

(National SentinelSelf-Defense: Most reasonable people understand that it is entirely unreasonable for authorities to require persons to come up with a “good reason” why they want to use the best available means — a firearm — to defend themselves.

Not only is it a constitutional right to keep and bear arms, but the desire to protect yourself from harm is also an instinct in the vast majority of people that needs no explanation, validation, or proof.

Yet nearly every major American city is run by Left-wing Democrats who believe that your right to self-defense is a matter for them to decide.

Washington, DC, is one such city. Or it was, at least, until a recent rule change.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia’s ruling in July 2017 striking down the city’s “good reason” mandate for concealed carry permit applicants has resulted in a massive surge of permit holders.

The Metropolitan Police Department figures show that permit holders climbed 1440 percent in the 2018 calendar year.




Before last year’s ruling, just 123 people in D.C. had permits to carry a concealed gun, The Washington Post reported.

The nation’s capital had, ironically, been extremely strict in their gun control policies. Ironically, we say, because that’s the city where the original Declaration of Independence and an original copy of the Constitution reside.

But the Wrenn v. District of Columbia case last year found that applicants shouldn’t have to prove they had a “good reason” to get a concealed carry permit. So the law changed from “may issue” to “shall issue.”

Prior to the court decision, the Post noted that Metro PD rejected 77 percent of applicants — in one of the nation’s deadliest cities, no doubt.

It’s about time this law changed. Nowhere in the Second Amendment did the founders insert language that the “right to keep and bear arms” was contingent on Americans’ having a “good reason” to do so.

They just assumed that a person’s natural instinct to survive was reason enough.

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24 Comments on Concealed carry permits in DC go BOOM as unconstitutional ‘good reason’ mandate is removed

  1. Great Article — UNTIL — ironically — the very last sentence:

    “They just assumed that a person’s natural instinct to survive was reason enough.”

    NO . . . it was because they recognized that the reality of it being a GOD-GIVEN RIGHT of ALL MEN, was / is what constitutes being “reason enough.”

    BIG distinction.

    • Great post ,I whole heartily agree

    • We need a federal law providing prison sentences for attempting to infringe on the 2nd amendment. People can say what they want by the 1st, but when a political group states an aim to infringe, or when an elected or appointed official acts to infringe, they should have to go to prison for it.

      • I’ve been wanting exactly that for years now, ever since I heard about the State of Missouri introducing such a Bill in their Assembly — not 100% sure if it ultimately passed into State Law, but I think that it did !

        Anyway,there’s NO reason why it SHOULDN’T be a reality — on BOTH, the State AND Federal levels.

        Want to infringe upon the Second Amendment ? Go to PRISON for it.

    • How about they change the 1st Amendment? You can only have free speech if you can prove you have a valid need for it.

  2. So why has the State of Maryland law that has the same “good reason” requirement in its provisions been consistently upheld by the Courts despite legal challenges? I had hoped or should I say assumed that the Maryland Legislature would have got the message and changed the laws but it did not. I am a Maryland native, 65 year old woman who wants to protect myself. The police cannot respond as fast as I can unless they are waiting under my bed. Baltimore City, like DC is a cess pool of murders by guns and people to protect themselves.

    • Because the District & Appeals Courts which have jurisdiction over the State of Maryland are infested almost-exclusively with Marxist, Left-Wing hacks who disguise themselves as “Judges” — THAT’S why

      • Oliver W Homey // November 17, 2018 at 8:26 am //

        It is all about the judge they get, why do you think libs file the exact same case in a courthouse 10 times and dismiss all except the one with the best judge for them. It is called forum shopping. Dems are great at it.

      • Yup. Thank You

      • btw: I live in The Gulag State ( aka: The People’s Republic of New York ) where it is ILLEGAL to even purchase a box of Ammunition online ( thanks to Fuehrer / Mafioso Andrew Cuomo’s ‘SAFE Act’ & his Reichstag ( Cabinet ) ( aka: The NY State Senate & Assembly — who were complicit in designing, writing, & voting to pass it, then presenting it to der Fuehrer, for his signing it into the Law of The State )

        And let me state THIS — VERY CLEARLY:

        Your supposed “friends” & “defenders” of the Second Amendment — i.e. the many Online Gun-Industry Vendors — such as ( but not nearly limited to ) MidwayUSA.com, Midsouth Shooter’s Supply, Natchez Shooter’s Supply, OpticsPlanet.com, et al — WHO JUST LOVE TO PORTRAY THEMSELVES as YOUR “Friends & Defenders in the Second Amendment” have ALL — quite willingly, blindly, enthusiastically, & obediently — PROVEN THEMSELVES to be LAP-DOGS for the Will of Tyrannical States, such as New York: they VOLUNTARILY REFUSE TO SELL & SHIP ANY Ammunition to ANYONE living in The People’s Republic of New York — & i say “quite willingly, blindly, enthusiastically, obediently, & voluntarily,” BECAUSE: of the FACT that

        NONE OF THEM are under the Jurisdiction of The Gulag State — & therefore, THEY COULD — WITH TOTAL IMPUNITY, & INCURRING ZERO CONSEQUENCES OR PUNISHMENTS TO THEMSELVES, CHOOSE TO DEFEND THE SECOND AMENDMENT, BY OPTING TO IGNORE & ESSENTIALLY PUSH-BACK THE BLATANTLY-UNCONSTITUTIONAL DICTATES & DECREES OF SUCH TYRANNICAL STATES —

        BUT — INSTEAD — they CHOOSE to lay down at the feet of their Master(s) ( as EVERY Obedient Lap-Dog does ) and thus, they PREFERENTIALLY CHOOSE TO ABANDON & BETRAY — STAB RIGHT IN THE BACK — Citizens such as you & me.

        THINK about that, the next time one of these worthless $kumbagg Vendors sends you an Email, soliciting your business, while portraying itself as “your FRIEND & FELLOW DEFENDER of the Second Amendment”

        I USED TO BE a very frequent customer of ALL of the Online Vendors mentioned above ( as well as many others, NOT listed above, but just as Guilty of BETRAYAL of us ). No more ! ( & not for a LONG time, now ).

        As the saying goes, in French: PHUCK. THEM. ( with All Due Respect, of course )

    • When seconds matter, the police are only minutes away.

  3. Ravi Shankar // November 16, 2018 at 1:27 pm // Reply

    The 2nd amendment is the best reason. There is no reason beyond what is given by the constitution.

    • Well…the Constitution doesn’t create the right. Just verifies it. No government has authority to disarm you even without a 2A…

  4. USJoeFreedom // November 16, 2018 at 2:46 pm // Reply

    All gun laws are unconstitutional. The 2nd is clear that the government is barred from interference in the right to own and carry arms. The right is there to ensure that the people have the ability to oppose the government! What idiot would think that that very tyrannical government should have the power to say who can oppose them and with with arms….

    • Because the District & Appeals Courts which have jurisdiction over the State of Maryland are infested almost-exclusively with Marxist, Left-Wing hacks who disguise themselves as “Judges” — THAT’S why

    • That is 100% CORRECT. THANK YOU

  5. For the life of me I don’t get what is so difficult to understand about “shall not be infringed”.

  6. DUH!!!!

  7. This is going to SCOTUS to decide. Possibly first test of Kavanaugh.

  8. I have several good reasons: my wife, my children, my grandchildren…

  9. Oliver W Homey // November 17, 2018 at 8:25 am // Reply

    they have-not even taken back the house yet and all I hear is more regulations they want, more restrictions on liberty all because they believe the American people are to stupid to think for themselves. Perhaps we are getting that way. Getting that way because of a liberal mindset that does not allow for losers, but pulls pulls the top down to their lower level so we all are equal. Perhaps if we give Darwinism a chance it will work and the left can then just cater to the laggards and losers and let those with a brain and desire more along. this is a perfect example of the left thinking they know what is best while their great experiment in gun control–Chicago–shows what a shining example their policy is.

    • I don’t think they actually believe that Americans are too stupid to think for themselves — although it is what they WISH FOR, always, & what they’ve been trying to accomplish, for the past half-century, through their infiltration, infestation, and ultimately, now-exclusive control of the Public Education System, the Colleges & Universities, & the News & Entertainment Medias.

      No, the REAL & ACTUAL purpose of all the constant, never-ending Rules & Regulations is always the same — NEVER changes: it is, quite simply, to intensify & expand the degree & permanence of their Tyrannical Control of The People. THAT is ALWAYS the case.

  10. I live in a state that has “constitutional carry”. If I want to carry a gun, concealed or otherwise, I don’t need anyone’s permission. I haven’t noticed any increase in shootings since the law was passed a couple of years ago.

    • Excellent.

      Maybe one day, we’ll get a Federal Law that MANDATES, that EVERY STATE MUST HAVE Constitutional Carry.

      The last I checked, the Second Amendment doesn’t exempt ANY State from NOT INFRINGING upon it. And since EVERY Gun-Control Law IS an Infringement, the majority of States ( & Local Governments ) ARE ACTIVELY INFRINGING UPON the Second Amendment.

      Also: to RESTORE CONFORMITY to the Second Amendment ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL, it will be necessary TO REPEAL BOTH, the National Firearms Act of 1934, AND the Gun Control Act of 1968 — BOTH of THESE ABOMINATIONS.

      Let me know when they’ve all done all of the above.

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