Jul. 28, 2014

Judge Rules DC Gun Carry Ban Unconstitutional

After a five-year court battle, a federal judge ruled that the District of Columbia’s ban on the carry of firearms was unconstitutional. This is another big win for the Second Amendment six years after DC’s total handgun ban was likewise overturned. Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his decision, “There is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.” Of course, leftists are reacting predictably: It’s a security threat to the Washington machine, guns are scary, blah, blah, blah. Politicians forget there is a city beyond Capitol Hill plagued by violence where only the cops and criminals carry. But we’re glad to see that Police Chief Cathy Lanier instructed officers not to arrest anyone carrying a firearm legally. More…

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