D.C. Forced To Fork Over $75k In Firearms Case

posted on August 18, 2015

District of Columbia citizens earned a rare gun-rights victory when U.S. District Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. struck down the ban on public carrying as unconstitutional in July 2014. Alan Gura, of Gura & Possessky, represented the plaintiffs who challenged that ban in Palmer v. District of Columbia

In the aftermath of Scullin’s decision, the D.C. government has agreed to pay $75,000 in legal fees to Gura. Notice of the settlement was filed with the court late Thursday.

In a touch of irony, residents who long fought against the District’s anti-gun policies now find themselves footing the bill for city council’s failed legal efforts to keep those strict gun regulations in place. We can only take heart in knowing that anti-gun residents help make up the taxpayer base, too, and will also be giving their fair share.

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