City attorneys are still considering whether to appeal the case, but Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan has previously said the city modeled its "may issue" approach to permits on states such as New York and Maryland, where such statutes have withstood challenges in federal courts.
"Living in a high-crime area is not sufficient to establish the good cause," Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan said Sept. 17. "Getting death threats, being the victim of domestic violence and having the threats or reoccurrence, that would be good cause. It has to be personalized. It has to be something specific."