Based on news from this week’s Federal Appeals Court ruling, it seems liberals who have done just about everything in the book to strip Second Amendment rights from law abiding citizens have been dealt a major blow.
According to Fox News:
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 Washington Post reported.
“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.
Also, there’s this from the Washington Times:
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.”
I know what you’re thinking. In this day and age, it’s hard to see and process a ruling in favor the 2nd Amendment. As surprising as it may seem, I assure you…this really happened!
And it’s great news on top of that. Hopefully, there are more rulings like this in store for the future.