Palmer v. DC -- latest suit against DC
Here's the complaint, in pdf. It's filed by Alan Gura, on behalf of Second Amendment Foundation and DC residents. It challenges a number of remaining or new DC requirements, including:
Imposing a permit requirement for carrying, and then having repealed any mechanism for obtaining such permits (and refusing to register handguns if purpose stated is defense outside of home).
Refusal to issue to non-DC residents, thus violating rights to travel and equal protection.
It's one more carefully aimed followup to Heller. Heller established that the right to keep in the home would be judiciary recognized, at the federal level. The followups seek to extend that to the States, to get recognition of the right "to bear," and to chew up a number of arbitrary restrictions.
Well, good luck. We'll see how far it gets.
I saw a recent picture of Chief Lanier in Parade Magazine.
She's kind of a hotty! But unfortunately, blonde.
Posted by: CDR D at August 8, 2009 06:35 PM
Too bad the DC pols are too stupid to realize how outclassed they are....
Posted by: Flighterdoc at August 8, 2009 06:37 PM
David, any idea how long it will be, before they (SAF/Alan) try to get the courts to say that a license isn't needed, at least for "open carry"? I really don't like the fact, that Alan has in "Heller" and now this case, stated that they are asking for the license.
I know each win will be built upon, but we all know what happens when the court uses "dicta" in their opinion and then lower courts jump all over it and rule against you, without any further discussion.
If we have to keep taking all of the question up to the SC, its going to take forever....you know what I mean.
I appreciate your site and the great job Alan and yourself have been doing for the RKBA.
Posted by: Shawn at August 9, 2009 12:51 AM
Do you believe that there is any chance of eventual success in this case?
Posted by: Jeff Showell at August 9, 2009 07:39 AM
Does anybody else want to comment on the license issues I have talked about?
Posted by: Shawn at August 11, 2009 01:29 PM
After incorporation is settled, Plaxico Burress has the money to take a licensing challenge to SCOTUS, if he thinks it will keep him out of prison a while longer. My first guess is that the court won't take it without a conflict between circuits, and my second guess is that he'll lose, but we may get some comments on the concealed vs open carry distinction.
Posted by: Graystar at August 11, 2009 02:12 PM