Big shocker, right?
After a federal judge ruled that the District’s outright ban on concealed carry was unconstitutional back in July, the city council was given approximately three months to draft a concealed carry issuance standard.
Of course, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and his anti-gun cohorts opted to go with the toughest standard that exists: ‘may-issue,’ at least according to the Associated Press which broke the story Wednesday afternoon.
Unlike ‘shall-issue’ concealed carry standards that simply require one to pass a background check and successfully complete gun-safety training, the ‘may-issue’ mandate requires one to provide to one’s local chief law enforcement officer a “good and substantial reason” to carry a firearm outside the home.
In many cases, simple self-defense is not sufficient. Instead, one needs to show the CLEO that they are imminent danger and/or have a restraining order against a dangerous individual.
The details of D.C. Mayor Gray’s CCW standard should be released later today.