Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional. Accordingly, the Court grants Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of D.C. Code § 7-2502.02(a)(4) and enforcing D.C. Code § 22-4504(a) unless and until such time as the District of Columbia adopts a licensing mechanism consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.4 Furthermore, this injunction prohibits the District from completely banning the carrying of handguns in public for self-defense by otherwise qualified non-residents based solely on the fact that they are not residents of the District.
Now, of course, we all get to find out how long "permanently enjoined" lasts in actual practice.
I give it 'till noon Monday EDT at the latest myself.
Send a few bucks to the Second Amendment Foundation if you can; Alan and the boys (and girls! :)) are almost certainly already gearing up for the appeal.
Thank you, Alan Gura and the SAF for your outstanding work on all our behalf (and you can read the whole glorious thing here).
h/t to Joe Huffman - and yes, I pinched his title; it's just that good and I don't think he'll mind.