Federal Judge Denies DC’s Request to Immediately Stay Gun Ruling

Federal Judge Denies DC’s Request to Immediately Stay Gun Ruling

Stephen Gutowski
The Washington Free Beacon

A federal judge on Thursday denied the District of Columbia’s request for an immediate administrative stay on a ruling declaring part of the city’s gun carry law unconstitutional.

In a ruling issued on May 18th, Judge Frederick J. Scullin said the District’s requirement that applicants for a gun carry permit demonstrate a “good reason” to carry a gun violated the Second Amendment. The DC Attorney General’s Office filed a request on May 26 for an immediate administrative stay in order to avoid issuing permits to those denied under the “good reason” clause while they filed an appeal…



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…The original ruling made it clear what Scullin thought of the status quo. “For all intents and purposes,” Scullin wrote in his decision to toss the statutory restriction, “this requirement makes it impossible for the overwhelming majority of law-abiding citizens to obtain licenses to carry handguns in public for self-defense, thereby depriving them of their Second Amendment right to bear arms.” The argument for a stay was that the city would suffer irreparable harm from having the statute discarded without preparation, but that was also the city’s argument to keep the law in the first place. Scullin pointed out the logical fallacies in the argument…



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