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DC Now “Shall Issue” for Concealed Carry Permits

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DC has declined to appeal Wrenn v. District of Columbia after their US District Court of Appeals struck down the “good cause” requirement of their concealed carry permitting process.  This means that their permitting process is now a “shall issue” process in which anyone who can pass the background checks will receive a concealed carry permit. This is a “lose …

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Big Win for the 2nd Amendment in DC Court of Appeals

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The US District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied an en blanc hearing on Wrenn v. District of Columbia, a case that argues against DC’s “good reason” requirement to be issued a concealed carry permit.  With the rejection of the city’s request for en blanc, the court lets stand a July ruling that rejects the good …

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Florida Mandatory Evacuations Trigger Permitless Concealed Carry

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Residents of Florida in areas under mandatory evacuation orders can carry a concealed weapon without a permit under SB 290, passed then signed into law by Gov. Scott in 2015.  The bill was authored in response to the experiences of Hurricane Katrina evacuees, some of whom faced charges for taking their firearms when fleeing their homes. The law limits permitless …

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Campus Carry Now Legal in Texas

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Campus carry is now legal in Texas for permit holders 21 years and older.  The new law allows concealed carry of pistols in classrooms, buildings, and public spaces of all public colleges in the state.  Private colleges are permitted to set their own rules under the law, and it is expected that some will ban carry while others will not. …