FUTURE OF DC CONCEALED CARRY LAW AT STAKE TOMORROW AS APPEALS COURT HEARS ARGUMENTS
Jonathan Lowy, Director of Brady's Legal Action Project, is available to speak to press about the case.
WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, September 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear arguments in two cases seeking to strike down Washington, D.C.'s law barring dangerous people from carrying loaded guns in public.
The lawsuits, Wrenn v. D.C. and Grace v. D.C., challenge D.C.'s law restricting public concealed carry to people who have demonstrated "good reason" to carry. If D.C.'s law is struck down, it will be the first decision of its kind; appeals courts have upheld similar gun safety laws in California, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland.
Jonathan Lowy, Director of Brady's Legal Action Project, is available to speak to press about the case and other firearm law issues. Mr. Lowy has litigated firearms cases with Brady for the past 19 years and successfully argued on a similar issue in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
The Brady Center's Legal Action Project has assisted D.C. and other states in defense of their firearms laws for decades, including in these two cases and every other major challenge to a concealed carry law in the country, and has filed amicus briefs in each case prepared by Adam Levin and other lawyers at Hogan Lovells.
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