July 29, 2008

The guy who brought the suit that ended the last DC ban is bringing another to stop the new one. The "emergency law" the DC city council rushed through is rightly seen as "banning by other means," and it's such a heavy-handed attempt only the nincompoops on that council would think it had any chance of working. Instead, it will embroil the city in another presumably very expensive and drawn-out series of lawsuits they cannot hope to win.

The 2nd amendment's language may make its intent seem ambiguous, but a perusal of the founding fathers' other writings (especially Jefferson's) clear this ambiguity like blowing fog off a mirror. Like it or not, individual gun ownership is a right guaranteed by the Constitution.

Posted by scott at July 29, 2008 08:55 AM

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The Deagle only holds 7 rounds.

Betcha they would shit a brick if you tried to register THAT in DC.

Posted by: jeff on July 29, 2008 09:02 AM

Seriously - the only thing that really changed with that law is that it's now not a crime to use the firearm in self-defense. It still has to be kept unloaded and locked up - which renders it completely useless for self-defense. On top of that, the registration process is incredibly problematic.

The laws have had absolutely zero effectiveness. None. Zippy. So, when proven to be unConstitutional, they said - we'll have the same laws again.

If it wasn't for the dole that they hand out, I see no reason these idiots would get elected again.

Posted by: ronaprhys on July 29, 2008 11:49 AM
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