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Lawsuit filed to block Philadelphia's shutdown of carry permits


Free BeaconPhiladelphia is facing a new lawsuit over its decision to completely shutter its gun-carry permit process over COVID-19 concerns.

The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a case in federal court accusing Philadelphia of infringing on residents' Second Amendment rights on Friday after the city closed its permit process for at least three weeks. The gun-rights group requested a temporary restraining order Monday that would require the city to open its process back up and provide remote application options to residents, but it was denied. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 30.

"We're hoping to have the court rule that the shutdown of the Gun Permit Unit amounts to a total destruction of individuals' right to bear arms outside of the home," Adam Kraut, director of legal strategy for FPC, told the Washington Free Beacon.

This is why I cannot support any government mandates for training, certification, safety education, or anything that requires government permission to purchase a gun.

No matter what the ostensible reason for the requirement, it will be abused, sooner or later, under one excuse or another, to shut down the ability for people to buy or carry guns.

This entry was published Sun Nov 29 12:40:20 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-11-29 12:40:20.0. [Tweet]

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