Federal Judge Rules on D.C. Gun Law | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Federal Judge Rules on D.C. Gun Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2014 Jennifer Fuson 202-370-8128 jfuson@bradymail.org

Statement by Jonathan Lowy, Director, Legal Action Project, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence on decision in Palmer v. District of Columbia:

“While we are disappointed with the court's decision to vastly expand Supreme Court precedent and strike down a longstanding and important public safety law, the District can still enact strong, sensible regulations on the carrying of firearms in public places. Whether or not the District decides to appeal this misguided decision, it would be a law enforcement nightmare if virtually anyone is allowed to carry loaded guns on the streets of the nation's capital, where so many high-profile targets, tourists, foreign dignitaries and government officials could be placed at risk. We will work with the District to continue to defend its current law or enact new laws -- to make sure that residents and visitors to our capital are safe.”