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Alan Gura and Second Amendment Foundation win again!! D.C. Ban On Right to Carry Ruled Unconstitutional!!

Second Amendment Justice League

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IllinoisCarry.com

IllinoisCarry.com

Illinois --(Ammoland.com)- Justice never sleeps…. not even on a Saturday afternoon, when this opinion was just handed down.

From Alan Gura:

“In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional. Accordingly, the Court grants Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of D.C. Code § 7-2502.02(a)(4) and enforcing D.C. Code § 22-4504(a) unless and until such time as the District of Columbia adopts a licensing mechanism consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.4 Furthermore, this injunction prohibits the District from completely banning the carrying of handguns in public for self-defense by otherwise qualified non-residents based solely on the fact that they are not residents of the District.”

“In 2012, I won Moore v. Madigan, 702 F.3d 933 (7th Cir. 2012), which struck down Illinois total ban on the carrying of defensive handguns outside the home. With this decision in Palmer, the nation’s last explicit ban of the right to bear arms has bitten the dust. Obviously, the carrying of handguns for self-defense can be regulated. Exactly how is a topic of severe and serious debate, and courts should enforce constitutional limitations on such regulation should the government opt to regulate. But totally banning a right literally spelled out in the Bill of Rights isn’t going to fly.  My deepest thanks to the Second Amendment Foundation for making this victory possible and to my clients for hanging in there. Congratulations Americans, your capital is not a constitution-free zone.”

 

IllinoisCarry offers heartfelt congratulations to Alan Gura and the Second Amendment Foundation!

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The IllinoisCarry forum was started in April 2004. The idea was that Illinois needed a central location to communicate ideas and information regarding 2nd Amendment issues in Illinois. There are many organizations in Illinois working to protect our 2nd Amendment Rights. Working with these groups IllinoisCarry has become the central location for information and Action Alerts. IllinoisCarry will not endorse political candidates. We simply provide information so voters can make informed decisions. Our goal is to join the other 48 states that allow their citizens to carry concealed firearms. We encourage you to register on our forum and join the fight for your 2nd Amendment Rights in Illinois. Visit www.IllinoisCarry.com

  • One User comment to “Huge Win for Gun Rights in Palmer v. D.C.”

    1. ChicagoGuy on August 3, 2014 at 6:21 PM said:

      While Alan Gura and the 2nd Amendment Foundation are winning in the courts, NRA contract lobbyist for IL Todd Vandermyde is working hard for the IL Chiefs of Police. When the Federal Court in Chicago FORCED the IL Legislature to pass a carry bill, Vandermyde & NRA loaded up Rep. Brandon Phelps HB183 with Duty to Inform w/ criminal penalties of 6 MONTHS or 1 YEAR in jail, and an ULIMITED state & federal privacy waiver. The good old boys in Phelps home town of Harrisburg and the rest of southern IL don’t care about DTI, they know the secret handshake.

      Who is Illinois Carry, exactly? IL Secretary of State lists them as a not for profit corporation, and their board and officers are not listed. Valinda Rowe is listed as spokesperson on the website, but no board contacts found. Strange, even the ineffective Richard Pearson & ISRA have an elected board.

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