Wow. Legal brilliance on display.
Starting off with trying to defend "may issue" by citing cases that date to well before Heller
determined that the RKBA is an individual right, and before McDonald
stated that the RKBA is a "fundamental" right. (p. 18)
Good God! At the end of page 20, they explained EXACTLY why citizens SHOULD be allowed to carry!
There it is, on page 34
As discussed, infra, the Policy does not burden conduct falling within the core Second Amendment right because it does not implicate the right to possess and use handguns for self-defense in the home – the scope of the right articulated in Heller.
And this, of course, totally misconstrues what Heller
did not rule that the scope of the 2nd Amendment RKBA is limited to self defense in the home. Heller
ruled that the 2nd Amendment RKBA is an individual right, not a collective right, and that the Washington DC law prohibiting the keeping of a function firearm in the home unlawfully frustrated that right.
With minds like these defending them, I think the county is on the road to defeat.