Eight people in D.C. have been granted permits to carry concealed firearms in public. They are the first to be approved by police since the city began accepting applications in October. Sixty-six people have applied for the permits so far, and most are still pending. Thirty-four of those individuals are Washington D.C. residents and thirty-two from other states. Eleven applicants have been denied approval. The permit process became mandatory after a federal judge struck down the city’s ban on carrying concealed weapons last year. D.C.’s gun laws are still a work in progress. The city is currently appealing the judge’s ruling, and a group of citizens are claiming that the new gun regulations are still unconstitutional.