The DC Police Chief sent out instructions to all DC police officers that they will not make arrests for carrying a gun. Concealed or Open, no distinction was made. If you are legal to own the gun, you are legal to carry it. This is also called Vermont Carry by some.
Let this sink in again… if you are legal to own a gun, you can now carry it in Washington D.C.
This is historic stuff. When was the last time you could do that? The 60’s? The 40’s? I don’t know. Not within my lifetime I’m sure. But let’s not organize Open Carry Parties and head to Chipoltes and Starbucks… because I am sure any inch you give them will be leverage they can use to throw you to ground for “Disorderly” or “Trespass”. The Legal Fight is not even close to being over on this one. DC will appeal, and the legal status of Reciprocity will be created which could change this status for your State. Legal Teams are freaking out. And Washington DC Police are different from the Capitol Police, who patrol places like the Smithsonian and around the White House and Capitol Building and all the Monuments in conjunction with NPS. So tread lightly people. Tread very lightly right now. Because this smells of bear bait.