A federal judge has declared that one of the District’s principal gun control laws is unconstitutional and ordered that its enforcement be halted.
The ruling by Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., made public Saturday, orders the city to end its prohibition against carrying a pistol in public.
It was not clear what immediate effect the order would have.
The order was addressed to the District of Columbia and Police Chief Cathy Lanier, as well as their employees and officers and others “who receive actual notice” of the ruling. But it could not be determined Sunday who had received notice. Also unclear was whether the city would appeal and what effect that would have on the enforcement ban.
The District has a loooong way to go of course….but at least now, I can carry in the one place I regularly travel to….where I have wanted to carry. It will be interesting to see if the rate of violent crime decreases once this takes effect…….and how the gun control cabal will spin it.
I predict dead air and distraction by appealing to emotion. That’s been their modus operandi thus far.