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Old Yesterday, 07:50 PM   #1
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Proposed DC Carry legislation as early as next week - restrictive

DC .gov is getting ready to propose emergency "carry" legislation - Mayor Gray intends to introduce it for the City Council to vote on next week. As expected by most, it is highly restrictive.

The emergency legislation is modeled after MD, NY and other "may issue" states. Which essentially means "no carry":
  • no open carry
  • permits for concealed carry would be considered by MPD on a "case by case" basis. A "demonstrated need" would be required.
  • no carry in government buildings, schools, day care, public transportation, stadiums, any busienss where alcohol is served
  • no carry at places or events where "protection of public officials, visiting dignitaries, and demonstrators is paramount." Which is half the city right there. The legislation would establish a 1,000-foot no-carry zone around events involving the movement of dignitaries, such as presidential motorcades, and some other large-scale events.
  • applicants would need to complete a "more extensive'' 16 hour safety course, plus 2 hours of range training, and register their firearm with the police department.
  • Non-residents would have to apply for a carry permit as well. No reciprocity, per se. Non-residents would also have to provide a demonstrated need, complete the training requirements, register their firearms, complete background checks, etc...
  • applicants must not have suffered a mental illness - or any other condition that might make them a risk to the public - for at least five years before seeking the licence.
  • as noted Metro PD will approve/deny applications. he department will make the initial decision on a permit. A five-member Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board (appointed by the mayor) would review any permit denials or license revocations. Which means denied means ... really denied.

Many of these points are quite clearly not in accord with the Judge's ruling. It will be interesting to see the Court's reaction.
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Old Yesterday, 07:55 PM   #2
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Not surprised.......... sadly.
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Old Yesterday, 07:59 PM   #3
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Never thought I'd say I'm glad I live in Illinois when it comes to carrying a handgun. Carry mine every fn day. DC just got boned again.
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Old Yesterday, 08:08 PM   #4
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I think that most if not all of those restrictions are about the same as the ones in San Diego that the court just threw out. Should be interesting.
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Old Yesterday, 08:08 PM   #5
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Not surprised
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