D.C. takes a knee on their gun control case and the reason for the decision is rather cryptic. There seems to be a fear of failure that has caused the gun grabbing government of the District to seemingly abandon their case. If they continue with more appeals, what is the loss that they will be facing? It all has to do with previous cases, some involving California (of course). The Ninth Circuit Court is also involved. This now has morphed into a long game view. Here are the details.
As Written By Jazz Shaw for Hot Air:
Back in July we talked about the District of Columbia court loss on their handgun ban in Wrenn v D.C. That was the case which brought to light the District’s version of a “good cause” law, claiming that citizens should be forced to show “good cause” as to why they wanted a permit. Having tanked there, that seemed to be the end of the story until their inevitable (or so I thought) appeal to the Supreme Court.
Turns out it wasn’t so inevitable after all. They’re not going to appeal, which might make you wonder why such a non-event merits further discussion. But it does, primarily because of the reason they chose not to appeal. (Free Beacon)
The attorney general of Washington, D.C., announced on Thursday that the city would not appeal to the Supreme Court a federal appeals court decision striking down a provision in its strict gun-carry law.
“Public safety is, and has always been, my paramount concern,” Attorney General Karl Racine said in a statement. “I continue to believe the District’s ‘good reason’ requirement is a common-sense, and constitutional, gun regulation. However, we must reckon with the fact that an adverse decision by the Supreme Court could have wide-ranging negative effects not just on District residents, but on the country as a whole.”
Racine said he made the decision after consulting with elected officials in the city.
There’s no question that D.C. doesn’t want to begin just issuing permits for gun ownership willy-nilly to any old citizen who thinks the Second Amendment entitles them to that right. (And they may ……
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