Second Amendment Foundation Seeks Contempt Against DC for Stalling CCW Case

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Second Amendment Foundation Seeks Contempt Against DC for Stalling CCW Case
Second Amendment Foundation
Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA –-( The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is asking the federal court to force the District of Columbia to abide by a May 18 2015 ruling requiring the city to drop its requirement to show a “good reason” before issuing concealed carry permits, or find the city in contempt.

The request comes after SAF learned the city is denying permit applications for 90 days to “review” the order by Judge Frederick J. Scullin. SAF is noting in its new complaint to the court that, “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.

The city has asked for a stay on the May 18 2015 order pending an appeal. SAF sees this as a stalling tactic to delay abiding by the court requirement to begin issuing permits to any qualified citizen, without having to show a “good reason.”

“By filing this motion the city is again ignoring the court order and pretending that they do not understand what the court has ruled,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “We will respond very firmly in opposition and will do everything legally possible to force Washington, D.C. to respect the Second Amendment.”

He called the city’s stalling effort “unconscionable” and “an example of municipal arrogance in the face of a court order to delay and discourage District residents in the exercise of a constitutionally protected right to bear arms.”

“We cannot allow the District to perpetuate an environment in which government can decide which civil rights it cares to recognize,” Gottlieb said. “This has got to cease, right now.”

The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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No law for them, one law for the rest of us, and we have to comply or else. This seems to be pervasive at all government levels in the United States today.


We need another 200 of these types of organizations.

Adam Selene

We are all people.
Rape and Murder are violations of Self and we do have a right to defend Self.


time to move D.C. to Queerafornia… having it here in Maryland has ruined MY STATE…