Gun rights group sues D.C. over concealed carry laws

Found here: by Andrea Noble

A gun rights advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Washington, D.C.’s newly enacted concealed carry laws on behalf of three men who were denied permits to carry firearms by the Metropolitan Police Department.

In the lawsuit filed in federal court, the Second Amendment Foundation said the law’s requirement that gun owners demonstrate a “good reason” to carry a concealed weapon is unconstitutional.

“The city has set the bar so high that it relegates a fundamental civil right to the status of a heavily-regulated government privilege,” said Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Bellevue, Washington-based foundation. “Law-abiding citizens who clear background checks and are allowed to have handguns in their homes are being unnecessarily burdened with the additional requirement of proving some special need.”

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