Skip to comments.Judge puts D.C. handgun ruling on hold
Posted on 07/29/2014 11:23:03 AM PDT by GIdget2004
A federal judge on Tuesday put on hold his decision invalidating the Districts long-standing ban on carrying handguns in public places.
The judges stay, in effect for 90 days, gives city officials and D.C. police officers some breathing room to respond to his ruling that overturned the Districts primary gun-control law.
The initial ruling last week by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. meant that thousands of city residents with registered handguns, in addition to legal gun owners from other states, could carry pistols in Washington.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and city government officials asked for a temporary reprieve on Monday because they said the ruling left many unanswered questions and had led to safety concerns. Lanier told officers in a memo on Monday night that they could no longer stop someone simply for transporting a gun in public.
D.C.s Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan requested a stay pending appeal to give elected officials time to revise the citys gun laws. City lawyers said in a court filing that the lead attorney for the plaintiffs, Alan Gura, did not object to an immediate 90-day stay as long as the D.C. Council was working to enact new legislation.
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I would have preferred asking that Constitutional Carry be the rule so no to any stay of the ruling.
The tyrants shouldn’t have lists of which subjects might resist.
And the problem with that is...?
I just read (and commented) on this when I saw it on David Codrea’s Facebook page.
I hope Emily Miller enjoyed her two whole days of freedom.
It’s interesting how when a ruling goes the Left’s way, there are lines full of gay people outside of courthouses getting married. When a ruling goes our way, there are accommodations made for the government to ‘prepare’ for it, and law abiding citizens still can’t defend themselves from violent people!
(just generally speaking here - but it seems to be the case)
Obama must have called him and told him he would use his phone and pen to end his paychecks.
Good point, and shows that government apparatchicks at all levels hate citizens being free.
Oh, but of course; by the natural order of things, our freedom is a threat to their job security.
You can apply this to everything to do with government.
From the clerk that works at your local municipal office, a lawyer, the police at every level/jurisdiction, state/federal agencies, judges, and even the politicians themselves.
Unfortunately, I'm afraid that we'll soon be able to add doctors, nurses, and virtually all healthcare providers to the above list. We no longer live in a "Free" country. At least not anything resembling what our Founders had in mind.
I would advocate tearing the whole thing down and starting over, but history tells us that VERY RARELY does this lead to a good/favorable outcome. Revolutions almost never give us a 'George Washington'; but we can find many cases where the people end up with a Stalin/Hitler type character... (though Hitler was ELECTED by the German people - not taking power by revolt)