May 18, 2016—Professor Adam Winkler was quoted in a Washington Post article about a new federal ruling that a District gun law, which requires D.C. police officers to ask individuals to show “good reason” for obtaining a firearm permit to carry on D.C.’s streets, is likely unconstitutional . Professor Winkler cited the complex history of gun laws in the capital.
"There have been so many twists and turns in D.C.'s gun laws that one more change in direction is hardly a surprise . . . but I suspect the D.C. Circuit will get the final word on concealed-carry laws, if not the Supreme Court itself."