Skip to comments.Another D.C. gun law declared unconstitutional
Posted on 07/31/2014 10:01:02 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
According to District of Columbia, City Council member Phil Mendelson, gun ownership and the carrying of firearms must be more heavily restricted [in D.C.] than any place else in the nation. After all, says Mendelson, four U.S. presidents have been assassinated by gunfire and there are frequent threats on the foreign diplomatic corps. (1)
But Mendelson and the rest of D.C.s gun grabbing, Democrat gentry were finally stripped of their ability to ignore the Constitution when the Districts longstanding ban on carrying a firearm for self-defense was declared illegal.
On July 26th, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin provided gun rights and 2nd Amendment advocates what plaintiffs attorney Alan Gura called a significant victory when he ruled that: In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbias total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny (2)
Judge Scullin sat on the case of Palmer vs D.C. for an incredible 4 years, resulting in the 2nd Amendment Foundation filing a petition in 2013 for a writ of Mandamus which asked the D.C. Federal Court of Appeals to direct Judge Scullin to produce an appealable order within 7 days.
But although the petition was apparently ignored and Judge Scullin labored another 8 months on a mere 19 page ruling, at least he got it right, directing that the District of Columbia and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier...
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See, liberals have never been opposed to gun ownership, using them in self defense....or even genocide. Their problem w/ guns is that you can have them.
Well, it’s stayed and on appeal so get back to me when there is a final ruling in 2-3 years. As of now, nothing has changed.
Gunfire seems to be the new word, they are all using it now.
Judge Scullin did not sit on the decision for 4 years, rather for 2 years.
There is a stay, but not a stay pending appeal. The stay is specifically in order to craft legislation to meet constitutional standards.
So, yes, things have changed.
Yes, there will likely be more lawsuits. The “progressives” who run D.C. hate the idea that there might be limits to government power.
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