Wednesday, July 16, 2008

DC, Bitterly clinging

From Heller: In sum, we hold that the District’s ban on handgun possession in the home violates the Second Amendment , as does its prohibition against rendering any lawful firearm in the home operable for the purpose of immediate self-defense. Assuming that Heller is not disqualified from the exercise of Second Amendment rights, the District must permit him to register his handgun and must issue him a license to carry it in the home.

From DCist, regarding DC's "new" firearm regulations:

Allowing an exception for handgun ownership for self-defense use inside the home.
If you want to keep a handgun in your home, the MPD will have to perform ballistic testing on it before it can be legally registered.
There will be a limit to one handgun per person for the first 90 days after the legislation becomes law.
Firearms in the home must be stored unloaded and disassembled, and secured with either a trigger lock, gun safe, or similar device. The new law will allow an exception for a firearm while it is being used against an intruder in the home.
Residents who legally register handguns in the District will not be required to have licenses to carry them inside their own homes.

Hmm...perhaps the DC council, Chief of Police and city attorney haven't yet received their copy of the ruling...?

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