D.C. Judge Says City Can Enforce “Good Reason” Concealed Handgun Requirement For Now

People who want to carry a concealed handgun in the nation's capital will once again have to show a good reason, at least until that portion of the law is argued in court.

A federal judge struck down the "good reason'' requirement last month. But on Monday, the judge issued a stay of that decision, meaning D.C. can continue to enforce it for now.

A spokeswoman for Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the chief will be enforcing the requirement. The chief makes the final decision about who gets a concealed-carry permit.

The D.C. Council crafted the law after a judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home. Gun-rights advocates say it's still too restrictive. Similar laws in other states have survived court challenges. 

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