A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked Washington, D.C., from enforcing strict limits on carrying concealed firearms in public, restrictions that police officials have said are necessary to promote public safety in the nation’s capital, reports the Washington Post. In a 2-to-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the District’s system, which requires a “good reason . . . Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!
Gun charges in New York that hinge on officer testimony often don’t lead to jury convictions. To change that, the city is pursuing an ambitious and expensive plan to collect and test DNA from every gun recovered to build cases based on physical evidence.
A provision slipped into a funding bill would prohibit the ATF from using any funds to enforce a rule requiring gun dealers in Southwestern border states to report bulk sales of rifles and shotguns. Bulk purchases are considered red flags for possible gun trafficking.