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DC Gun-Carry Rights Case Blocked In Court

Little-known fact for our Law Shield members: Washington, D.C. is the only place in the country where no one is allowed to legally carry a gun outside the home.

District residents are trying to challenge the law in court, but the justice system has denied them due process, reports Emily Miller at The almost five-year delay in Palmer v. District of Columbia is so extreme that some suspect political games, she writes in a May 9 column.

In August 2009, Tom Palmer and three other D.C. residents filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court that said the total ban on carrying firearms — open or concealed — violated their Second Amendment rights.

On Tuesday, Alan Gura, the attorney for the plaintiffs in the Palmer case, filed a second writ of mandamus with the U.S. Court of Appeals asking it to force the lower court to issue a decision.

He will not speculate on the reason for the long wait, but says this is not normal.

“Delays of this nature are very uncommon — especially when you have a case where people are claiming that their fundamental civil rights are being violated,” the attorney said in an interview with Fox 5 on Friday.

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