DC Concealed Carry Permit Application Acceptance Rate: 21.36%


WASHINGTON, DC — Since a judge struck down DC’s ban on concealed carry in July of 2014, a total of 206 applications have been filed.

And of that 206, just 44 have received their permits to carry concealed in our nation’s capital. That’s just 21%.

Earlier this year, there were just a handful of applications received. The reason? Likely the hoops that needed to be jumped through to obtain the permit, not to mention the requirement of showing “good reason” for needing to carry a firearm outside the home. However back in May of this year, a judge struck down the “good reason” requirement for DC concealed carry permits.


But then it came back. Who knows, really. This is politics.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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