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Federal judge declares D.C. ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional
Washington Post ^ | 7-27-14 | Martin Well and Clarence Williams

Posted on 07/27/2014 6:26:58 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat

A federal judge has declared that one of the District’s principal gun control laws is unconstitutional and ordered that its enforcement be halted.

The ruling by Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., made public Saturday, orders the city to end its prohibition against carrying a pistol in public.

It was not clear Saturday night what immediate effect the order would have.

The order was addressed to the District of Columbia and Police Chief Cathy Lanier, as well as their employees and officers and others “who receive actual notice” of the ruling. But it could not be determined Saturday night who had received notice. Also unclear was whether the city would appeal and what effect that would have on the enforcement ban.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist; cathylanier; districtofcolumbia
This is the WaPo story on the Palmer victory. The comments section of the story is just precious. The denizens of DC woke up to Constitutional Carry and the gun grabbers are apoplectic.

Sunday morning schadenfreude.

1 posted on 07/27/2014 6:26:58 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat
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To: RKBA Democrat

Grab a copy and drop it off at Police HQ. Then send a copy via registered mail first thing Monday. That constitutes “actual notice”.


2 posted on 07/27/2014 6:38:14 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

HAHAHAHA...the libtards are going apeshit....


3 posted on 07/27/2014 6:38:21 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: RKBA Democrat

The IL decision on CCW stuck without going to SCOTUS. Hope that’s the case here, though I’m sure DC will at least request an appeal. No matter what happens, DC will make their permits as onerous as possible.


4 posted on 07/27/2014 6:38:40 AM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

I’m presuming DC would not issue any CCW permits, right? Surely they have not approved open carry.

Won’t make any difference. They’ll just ignore the court order.


5 posted on 07/27/2014 6:40:53 AM PDT by wdk535
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To: Lurker

LOL! Fantastic idea.


6 posted on 07/27/2014 6:47:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: umgud
"No matter what happens, DC will make their permits as onerous as possible."

D.C. already has made permits onerous. That is why I think the judge worded the order in the way he did.

"Scullin said he was stopping enforcement of the law “unless and until” the city adopted a constitutionally valid licensing mechanism.

He basically told them that he knows they have a licensing system, but it is not valid, and to come up with something that will pass Constitutional muster.

7 posted on 07/27/2014 6:48:20 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: RKBA Democrat

>> the gun grabbers are apoplectic

The gun grabbers can go to Hell.


8 posted on 07/27/2014 6:49:01 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Now what we need are some people starting to carry in DC. If they are arrested, this case will make them instant millionaires.


9 posted on 07/27/2014 6:49:59 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RKBA Democrat

OMG, here’s one of those precious posts now:

rather-drive
1:43 AM EDT
SirWalkalot:
However, the specific context in which the 2A was negotiated was The Richmond Convention, called for the purpose of deciding whether to ratify the new Constitution.

The South, particularly Virginia, needed to find a way to forever prevent a Northern-controlled Congress from DIS-arming its militias, An amendment did the trick. The South definitely need its militias to enforce slavery.

And once slavery was eliminated, the purpose of the 2A disappeared.


10 posted on 07/27/2014 6:51:06 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: Gene Eric

“The gun grabbers can go to Hell.”

I disagree. I want the grabbers to see every last shred of gun control defeated, invalidated, rejected, ridiculed, and mocked. THEN they can go to hell.


11 posted on 07/27/2014 6:59:21 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: wdk535

DC may be a little cautious about this. The election is coming up. The House just passed a bill that defunds enforcement of gun laws in the District. The Senate is up for grabs, and the second amendment has been a hot topic...


12 posted on 07/27/2014 7:00:46 AM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: wdk535

“Won’t make any difference. They’ll just ignore the court order.”

Oh, they’d like to. But there is one little detail that stands in the way. Gun owners. Gun owners who can’t wait to go into DC and carry. Openly. In large numbers. DC can arrest, but they can’t afford the payouts.


14 posted on 07/27/2014 7:07:36 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: RKBA Democrat

“Furthermore, this injunction prohibits the District from completely banning the carrying of handguns in public for self-defense by otherwise qualified non-residents based solely on the fact that they are not residents of the District.”

A whole lotta people are gonna do road trips just to OC in DC!


15 posted on 07/27/2014 7:08:47 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: RKBA Democrat

JUDGE_GOT_MUGGED_PING!


16 posted on 07/27/2014 8:31:14 AM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: BykrBayb
The South definitely need its militias to enforce slavery.

And for other purposes beyond this narrow interes projected as the totality of intent. Once "established":

And once slavery was eliminated, the purpose of the 2A disappeared.

Classic libtard spin.

17 posted on 07/27/2014 10:17:23 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks RKBA Democrat.


18 posted on 07/27/2014 11:11:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Carry_Okie

He ignore the 14th amendment completely. Or, he is just losing.


19 posted on 07/27/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
He ignores the 14th amendment completely. Or, he is just losing.

I'll bet it's losing, but his ilk could still pull it out in one swell foop. We still have to keep our eyes on the Senate for a last-minute-lame-duck-dark-of-night-two-thirds-of-whoever-happens-to-be-there ratification of the UN Small Arms Treaty. Else; our gains will have been for naught.

20 posted on 07/27/2014 11:55:34 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Gene Eric

The gun grabbers can go to Hell.


Send them......


21 posted on 07/27/2014 2:11:16 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Carry_Okie
The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land.
No other laws from State governments may supercede this
document's authority

This law is of the people and for the people.
It can only be changed by the people. With the ballot box
as their sword, the people elect public officials to tend
to the business of the country. They must submit to
reelection and the scrutiny is intense

The Constitution limits the power of public officials,
elected and appointed. The power of impeachment provides
a back stop of protections. The President, Vice President,
and all civil officers of the United States, shall be
removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of,
treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors

Justices of the Supreme Court and Federal Judges are to be
free of political influence or favor. These servants of
the people are entrusted with a lifetime appointment

22 posted on 07/27/2014 2:46:12 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax
And you are telling me this, why?

Might I suggest a little remedial education?

23 posted on 07/27/2014 3:01:32 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Yea that treaty thing. Who will enforce it, the UN? They give rockets to Hamas.


24 posted on 07/27/2014 3:09:48 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax
Who will enforce it, the UN?

Our own government will, particularly on behalf of our creditors.

25 posted on 07/27/2014 3:19:51 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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