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Appeal it.Well, the ruling is out and the Court (Federal First District Court) ruled the Second Amendment was not violated.
Yet there is a difference of opinion here:“Because the right to bear arms includes the right to carry firearms for self-defense both in and outside the home, I find that the District’s ‘good reason’ requirement likely places an unconstitutional burden on this right,” Judge Leon wrote in a 46-page opinion that granted a preliminary injunction while the case plays out in court
This should have been tried in state court, not federal but an appeal on a federal level could have broader applications though I'm not sure that it would be touched but the SJC"[The] Town of Bristol's policy does not limit an individual's right to possess handguns in the home; it is only concerned with possession and use in the public sphere ..." McConnell wrote. "Bristol's law conditioning permits for concealed weapons on a showing of need is well within the cadre of permissible `public welfare regulations aimed at addressing perceived inherent dangers and risks surrounding the public possession of loaded, operable firearms.'"
Contact comm2a.org. They might be willing to help.Will be discussing my options with my attorney. The good news is if I do appeal it would go to the first circuit so MA could get some good case law as well. Need to figure out the financial obligation as well as other issues.
1st Circuit will rubber stamp Canario's decision. SCOTUS doesn't take cases just because the circuits are split. Without Alito badgering them I don't expect they will touch any 2A Cases. (and Alito acknowledged that regulations were necessary)So now the courts are split on the 2nd
Contact Matiello's office supporting H7390 at (401) 222-2466 and Paiva Weed's office supporting S2647 at (401) 222-6655We still have a strong State law as you know, and I think your best bet is to apply in Bristol again since there is nothing prohibiting you from doing this. You definitely has some valid reasons for obtaining a permit, and I think you have a strong case. The Gadomski case would also help you. However, you might want to wait just a few more weeks to see if H7390 passes. I strongly recommend you contact your State legislators, Judiciary Chairperson, as well as Mattiello and Paiva Weed and let them know about your case. It's is a good example why we need CCW reform in RI.