The U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. will not hear a challenge to the decision that ended the District’s restrictions on who qualifies for a concealed carry permit. Advocates for gun rights, many of whom consider D.C.’s strict gun laws unconstitutional, celebrated the decision, while gun control advocates worry about the implications for violence in the District. We discuss what the ruling means, whether or not it will be appealed to the Supreme Court, and what gun law in D.C. will look like moving forward.


  • George Lyon, Jr. Attorney with Arsenal Attorneys; A plaintiff in the Palmer v. District of Columbia and District of Columbia v. Heller cases.
  • Joshua Horwitz Executive Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; @JoshuaMHorwitz

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