LI: Appeals court invalidates D.C.’s “good reason” constraint on public carry of firearms
Just posted up at Legal Insurrection:
Attorney Alan Gura has scored another huge win for civil rights in today's Wrenn v. DC decision out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District of Columbia Circuit (you know, the one Harry Reid blew up the fillibuster for in order to load it up with Progressive judges amenable to Obama's "pen-and-a-phone" style of governance).
Wrenn v. DC, decided today, was a 2-1 decision by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (you remember, the one that Harry Reid blew up the filibuster to load up with Progressive judges). The decision invalidates the District of Columbia’s prohibitionist “good reason” constraint on the lawful carry of arms in public for purposes of self-defense.
Circuit Judge Thomas B. Griffith (appointed by George W. Bush in 2005, 63 years old) and Senior Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams (appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986, 80 years old) signed off on the majority opinion, and Circuit Judge Karen L. Henderson (appointed by George H.W. Bush in 1990, 73 years old) wrote a dissent.
I present here a brief summary of the decision, which is embedded at the bottom of this post. I do, of course, urge you to read the decision itself.