Appeals Court Suspends DC Gun Law Ruling

A federal appeals court has temporarily suspended a lower court ruling that part of the District of Columbia's strict gun law is unconstitutional.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said this week that they would move quickly to review the law that requires residents to show "good reason" to obtain a license to carry a firearm in public, The Washington Post reported.

This puts on hold U.S. District Judge Richard Leon's ruling last month that the requirement is likely an infringement on the right to bear arms. His ruling is at odds with another judge's decision in a similar case also pending in the D.C. Circuit.

A California federal appeals court upheld a similar policy Thursday in San Diego.

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