D.C. asks that gun-carrying restriction remain in effect

by Andrea Noble - The Washington Times  |  published on May 27, 2015

D.C. officials have asked a judge to let the city enforce a central element of its restrictive concealed-carry law — the requirement that handgun owners demonstrate a “good reason” for a permit to carry — while a lawsuit over the matter works its way through the federal court system.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. granted a preliminary injunction that blocks the District from enforcing that part of the law, requiring people to prove a specific “good reason” in order to receive a concealed-carry permit.

In a motion filed late Tuesday, the District’s Attorney General asked the judge to stay the ruling while the city pursues an appeal.

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