The District of Columbia continues to issue gun carry permits at a slow pace, handing out only 16 since Federal Judge Frederick Scullin, Jr., declared the city’s ban on gun carry unconstitutional last July.
After a federal judge struck down D.C.’s outright ban on carrying firearms I applied for one of the newly created concealed carry permits. A bunch of paperwork, time, and hassle later, the city got my fingerprints and $110 and I got nothing.
A gun rights group filed suit last week against Washington, D.C., over the restrictive nature of the district’s gun carry permit application process.
College students in Florida and Texas saw actions taken this week that would allow for concealed carry of firearms on college campuses on the eve of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting.
The National Rifle Association’s legislative arm said gun rights advocates should stop bringing rifles to restaurants and other businesses, calling the activities “downright weird” in a blog post Friday.
One of several firearms companies upset with restrictions imposed under New York state’s latest anti-gun law broke ground last week on a new factory in central Pennsylvania as part of an exodus of gun manufacturers from the state.
The attorneys general of 22 states have filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn New York’s SAFE Act, claiming the law is unconstitutional.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed the brief in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the lawsuit NYSRPA v. Cuomo, which was filed by individual gun owners and organizations challenging New York’s gun ban.
My must read of the day is “Up in Arms: Georgia Governor To Sign Controversial Gun Bill Wednesday,” in NBC News.