Lawsuit Seeks Right To Carry Concealed Weapons in D.C.

Keith L. Alexander of the Washington Post writes on Aug. 8 that Second Amendment activist-attorney Alan Gura is back and, … Continued

Keith L. Alexander of the Washington Post writes on Aug. 8 that Second Amendment activist-attorney Alan Gura is back and, let’s hope, better than ever:

“The lawyer who won the battle to allow District residents to keep handguns in their homes is now fighting to allow residents and visitors to carry their weapons in public. Alan Gura filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court on behalf of four people who want the right to carry and conceal weapons for self-defense.

“Gura filed the suit on behalf of three D.C. residents: Tom G. Palmer, George Lyon and Amy McVey. D.C. police rejected the gun registration applications of all three when they informed police that they intended to carry their loaded guns outside of their homes. Palmer and Lyon were also plaintiffs in the 2003 lawsuit.

“The lawsuit seeks to afford the right to carry a gun to non-District residents who have gun permits issued elsewhere. The fourth person in the complaint, Edward Raymond, a law school student who lives in New Hampshire, was arrested in the District in 2007 for carrying a loaded handgun in his car when he was stopped for speeding. Raymond had a permit to carry the gun in Maryland and Florida. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor unregistered gun.

“‘We’re still fighting for the rights to bear arms,’ Gura said. ‘Right now, we’re in a situation where people who want to carry a handgun can do it just about anywhere else in the country, but not in the nation’s capital.'”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/07/AR2009080702997.html

Other battles:

— Lawsuit filed by Oregon Firearms Federation; http://www.ammoland.com/2009/08/10/jeff-maxwell-lawsuit-filed-by-oregon-firearms-federation/

— Oregon: Gun rights advocates sue over university weapons ban; http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2009/08/gun_rights_advocates_sue_over.html