D.C. handgun carry ban lifted, permits required

A win for gun activists

(Photo: AdamHill/Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: AdamHill/Wikimedia Commons)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — Based on the case Palmer vs. The District of Columbia, a judge ruled in favor of gun activists, making it legal to carry a gun in D.C. with a permit.

The Daily Caller reported:

It also eliminated the limitations that D.C. had placed that barred residents from owning “pistols not validly registered to the current registrant” until the city enacts licensing requirements that are consistent with “constitutional standards.”

The ruling further stipulated that the District cannot ban the carrying of handguns of qualified non-residents, in addition to qualified residents.