The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in a case handed down in December of 2009, Ord v. District of Columbia (D.C. Cir. 2009) reversed a federal court's decision to dismiss a case seeking a ruling about the ability of an individual to carry his firearm into the District of Columbia under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, allowing the case to be heard in Federal District Court. The individual, qualified in Virginia under LEOSA had filed suit because of the District's contention that they might arrest him for carrying his weapon into the District of Columbia, despite his qualifications under H.R. 218/LEOSA. See the link below for the 33-page opinion and dissent Ord v. District of Cocumbia .