The city of Washington, D.C., formally requested on Thursday that the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit review its July decision declaring its gun-carry law unconstitutional.
Republican Congressman Thomas Massie (R., Ky.) introduced a bill on Thursday that would require Washington, D.C., to honor valid gun-carry permits from other states.
Washington, D.C. will lose thousands of jobs as the district’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 goes into effect, while the higher wages will primarily benefit workers in the surrounding suburbs, according to a new report by the city’s chief financial officer.
The roof of a building in downtown Washington, D.C. caught on fire Tuesday morning as voters headed to the polls across the nation’s capital to cast their votes for the next president of the United States.
The Washington, D.C. city council has decided not to follow through with a plan to pay known violent offenders to follow the law.
Leading gun rights groups say Washington, D.C.’s issuance of a limited number of gun carry permits has not lessened their objections to the city’s law. Though the Metropolitan Police Department has approved a handful of applicants to carry firearms in the city, gun rights organizations continue to argue that the permitting process is too restrictive. The groups slammed the District of Columbia’s actions as defying a federal judge’s order as well as the Constitution.
The District of Columbia has issued its first concealed handgun carry permits. As of January 26 there are eight civilians who can legally carry a firearm in the nation’s capital. Currently, more permit applicants have been denied than approved.
The District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said the city has received a total of 38 applications for concealed carry permits since it began accepting them last month.
It has been exactly one month since the city of Washington, D.C., began accepting applications for its new concealed carry permit, and the city does not know how long it will take to process those requests.