DC Plans To Adopt Harsh Gun Carry Laws

"A number of business owners said, ‘I really want to put something in my window that says I don’t agree with this'"

Washington D.C. is planning to adopt harsh Concealed Carry laws similar to that of New York in the wake of the 90-day stay issued by a federal judge. 

The city's actions started with the office of D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), whose aide, Julia Robey Christain, designed a sign that says, “This establishment proudly supports a GUN FREE DC.”

“A number of business owners said, ‘I really want to put something in my window that says I don’t agree with this,’” Christian said Tuesday. “People can, at least when it comes to their own personal private property, have a say in what they find to be permissible on their premises.”

On Saturday, a ruling was passed in Palmer v. DC; it said that Washington D.C.’s complete ban on carrying firearms was unconstitutional.  Two days later a judge granted a 90-day stay for the law, which is now giving lawmakers the chance to re-write the law, but only until October. 

The Washington Post notes that Tommy Wells is the chairman of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee and will play a vital role in re-writing the new carry laws.  With his aide designing new anti-gun signs, it’s obvious to assume that he will push for harsh carry laws.