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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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Marco
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Marco

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.

Sue
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Sue

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. Loading...

Ravi Shankar
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Ravi Shankar

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

USJoeFreedom
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USJoeFreedom

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….

Jack Crabb
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Jack Crabb

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

MeMa MeMa
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MeMa MeMa

DUH!!!!

Ron Nedos
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Ron Nedos

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

noseitall
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noseitall

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

Oliver W Homey
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Oliver W Homey

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… Read more »

Freda Lavey
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Freda Lavey

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.

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