The District of Columbia no longer requires CCW Applicants to provide a good reason for carrying a handgun. Comments Off on The District of Columbia no longer requires CCW Applicants to provide a good reason for carrying a handgun.

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I just discovered today, that on 10/5/16, the DC Metro Police issued the following statement on their website:

Pursuant to the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Wrenn v. District of Columbia and Grace v. District of Columbia, applicants for a license to carry a concealed handgun in the District of Columbia no longer need to provide a good reason for carrying a handgun. All other suitability and training requirements as described in the regulations and application must still be met. All forms and information sheets will be updated shortly. In the meantime, if there is a reference to providing a good reason, please disregard.

Congratulations to all law abiding citizens of Washington, DC and thank you very much U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Now, what we really need is a National Concealed Carry Reciprocity law.

In the aftermath of the shooting that took place at a congressional Republican baseball practice, GOP congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky had introduced legislation that would enable DC to recognize concealed carry permits from other states for members of Congress (and others).  Now, this legislation is effectively no longer necessary, as long as you don’t mind going through DC’s CCW process and paying any associated fees.

Now, what we really need is a National Concealed Carry Reciprocity law, i.e. H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.

 

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