Second Amendment Foundation Seeks Contempt Ruling against DC gov.
A judge said concealed carry of a firearm was a right.. even in Washington, DC. The judge told DC to implement such a plan.
The city did, but denied 99.98 percent of DC residents the right to carry because they had not demonstrated “good reason”.
Judge Frederick J. Scullin Junior said the city’s over regulation was probably illegal and issued an injunction against DC’s regulations.
Quoting Judge Scullin, “The District of Columbia’s arbitrary ‘good reason’/’proper reason’ requirement.. goes far beyond establishing.. reasonable restrictions. Rather, for all intents and purposes, this requirement makes it impossible for the overwhelming majority of law-abiding citizens to obtain licenses to carry handguns in public for self-defense, thereby depriving them of their Second Amendment right to bear arms.”
The city said it would review new concealed carry applicants for another 90 days and see if the city could pass any more of them.
The Second Amendment Foundation sued the city again. SAF said, “Since ‘good reason’ and ‘proper reason’ no longer need be investigated, there is no need for the process to take even 90 days, let alone 180 or more days. Nor does the Court’s order allow for a 90-day ‘review’ period. The order itself is unambiguous. If Defendants do not understand it, they should have moved immediately for clarification. In any event, the Court’s order is supposed to be in effect now.
“All elements of contempt are plainly established: “(1) there was a court order in place; (2) the order required certain conduct by the defendant; and (3) the defendant failed to comply with that order.”
A national instant background check takes minutes. I’ve had many. There is no need for any delay.
Besides hearing cases for the District of Columbia, Judge Scullin hears cases for the northern district of New York. Before he became a lawyer and a judge, Judge Scullin served active duty with the United States Army as a paratrooper, airborne ranger, and as an infantry commander with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the Republic of Vietnam. What do you think Judge Scullin might do to the New York SAFE act and the concealed carry laws in New York City?