Monday, July 28, 2014

Alan Gura Wins Another Important Case

Palmer v. D.C. (D.C.Dist. 2014): D.C's ban on carrying a gun without a permit--and then refusing to issue a permit--is unconstitutional.  It appears that D.C. either has to adopt a shall-issue permit law, like Illinois was required to do in Moore v. Madigan (7th Cir. 2012), or allow anyone who can lawfully possess a firearm to carry it in D.C., and unlike the Moore decision, this decision does not give D.C. any time to craft a new law.  They are enjoined from enforcement of the existing law.  (I'm guessing that governmental buildings might be off-limits still, and D.C. has some restrictions on magazine capacity that you still have to obey.)  Gura basks in the glory of his victory here.