DC Metro PD to Start Accepting Concealed Firearms Permits For First Time in Decades
After a judge struck down the city's ban
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier on Thursday said her department will begin accepting applications next week for the first public permits to carry concealed firearms in the nation's capital in more than four decades.
Lanier's announcement came as the D.C. Council's judiciary committee met to grapple with a federal judge's ruling striking down the District's long-standing concealed-carry ban. That ruling, handed down in July, will take effect next week.