Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bill of Rights Wins Again


For John, BLUFSome day, John.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



From the pen of Ms Liz Sheld, and Pajama Media We have "Court: D.C. Concealed-Carry Law 'Probably' Unconstitutional
Two days in a row with good Second Amendment news.

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that Washington.  D.C.'s restrictive concealed-carry rules are "probably" unconstitutional and ordered District police to stop enforcing the rule that requires an applicant to show "good reason" for needing to conceal a firearm.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon explained that the D.C. law violates the “core right of self-defense” articulated in the Second Amendment, dismissing claims by local officials that the city needs to regulate firearms to prevent crime.

One wonders how this would apply here in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Based on my experience, no impact.  An out of district ruling regarding taxing of military retired pay was ignored by our betters on Beacon Hill.  Only when there was the threat of a local case did the Commonwealth fold.

Hat tip to the Pajamas Media.

Regards  —  Cliff

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