It looks like the Second Amendment is about to score a victory in Washington, D.C.
You may recall that a judge ruled that the city’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional. The judge then issued a three-month stay on that ruling. But it appears the ban will indeed be lifted.
According to the Associated Press via Fox News, D.C. Council is expected to allow people to carry concealed handguns. As noted in the report, this would be the first time concealed handguns could be carried in the city in almost 40 years.
Apparently some members of the council aren’t happy about this. Many reportedly said they favor a total ban. Nobody said they’d vote against the bill, though.
But don’t get too excited if you’re a Second Amendment supporter in the nation’s capital. You’d have to jump through some hoops to carry a firearm.
According to the story, residents and visitors would have to demonstrate a specific reason to carry a concealed handgun. They’d also need to complete a safety course that’s more extensive than the one for gun owners.
Also, open carrying of guns would remain illegal.
Regardless, the bill would be effective for 90 days. This would give the council additional time for hearings and to develop permanent legislation, according to the report.
What do you think about the proposed measure? Would it be a positive development for gun owners in the city?