Palmer v. District of Columbia

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Palmer v District of Columbia

Palmer v. District of Columbia following Sykes v. McGinness, is a case challenging the carry licensing in the District of Columbia. Incorporation is not an issue in D.C.

Palmer is the first named plaintiff (Tom Palmer, George Lyon, Edward Raymond, Amy McVey, and Second Amendment Foundation) and District of Columbia is the first named defendant, District of Columbia, and Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

Status

The case is case number 1:09-cv-01482-HHK.

  • August 6, 2009: Complaint filed.

Calguns Discussion Thread

DC Carry/Palmer: MSJ Filed

Intent

Though DC may license the manner of carry, DC must allow law abiding residents to carry a handgun in public for self defense.