October 14, 2014:
DC Mayor Signs “Emergency Act”
Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray (D) signed the “License to Carry a Pistol Emergency Amendment Act of 2014” Friday in response to U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin’s decision in the Palmer v. D.C. case, which struck down as unconstitutional a ban on carrying firearms outside of the home. The emergency act (set to run 90 days) contains a set of regulations that are being widely-viewed as some of the most restrictive concealed carry laws in the United States. The act has been deemed as temporary, and a permanent set of legislation will be voted on by DC Council in the next few months. According to a joint statement issued by Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Attorney General Irvin Nathan, the emergency act cures the constitutional flaws in the District’s previous licensing laws. A copy of the act can be found here.
No Concealed Carry Permitted at NC State Fair
Judge Donald Stephens (Wake County, NC) opted to not issue a preliminary injunction yesterday that would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring firearms to the NC state fair. The group seeking the injunction, Grass Roots North Carolina, asserted that North Carolina’s House Bill 937 (passed in 2013), which expanded the rights for North Carolina permit holders to concealed carry in several public venues, should be applied to the state fair. Grass Roots also argued that allowing concealed firearms at the state fair would improve public safety for all fair goers. In response, the North Carolina Attorney General’s office argued that the recent changes in concealed carry laws do not support the notion that the legislature intended to permit firearms at the state fair. The state fair begins Thursday. A copy of House Bill 937 can be found here.
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