Running head: WRENN v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Wrenn v. District of Columbia
WRENN v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Wrenn v. District of Columbia, 864 F.3d 650 Analysis
The legal issue in the Wrenn v. District of Columbia is that D.C. may not limit carry permits
only to individuals who attest a special necessity for self-defense different from the general public
as reinforced by evidence of definite risks or preceding attacks that demonstrated unique threats
to the life of the firearm holder (Wrenn v. District of Columbia, 2017).
In the case, Palmer v. District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court ruled unlawful the
District’s complete ban on carrying of small arms outside the home for self-defense. This case is
related to the Wrenn v. District of Columbia because Brian Wrenn and other appellants had moved
to the U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia pursuing an injunction against the
District’s limit of carry permits to individuals who prove a distinct need for self-defense (Wrenn
v. District of Columbia, 2017).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s ruling was that the
District’s prohibition of the possession of handguns at home infringes the individual rights
according to the Second Amendment. The District government must issue handgu...