The District of Columbia vs. District of Columbia v. Heller

The District of Columbia vs. District of Columbia v. Heller

The District of Columbia vs. District of Columbia v. Heller

The Washington Times editorializes against Washington, D.C.’s continuing refusal to respect the Second Amendment in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller:

In its ruling, the Supreme Court smacked down D.C. gun-control measures and reaffirmed the constitutional protection for the individual’s right to own a handgun. Since then, the District has cooked up a labyrinth of pointless restrictions and rules crafted to ensure this fundamental right would rarely be exercised. The city may have gone a step too far, as it is now impossible for any law-abiding citizen to obtain a gun in the nation’s capital.

That’s because the District manipulated its zoning laws to ensure gun brokers would not be welcome. With no gun stores, the only way to obtain a pistol lawfully is to make a purchase in another state and have the gun shipped to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder in the District. A federal law prohibits acquisition of a firearm across state lines in any other way.

The lone FFL holder doing business in Washington recently lost his lease and can no longer perform such transfers.

 

Read more at Reason and watch Alan Gura’s inteview:

 

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  • Historical note:  One of the reasons all handguns were seized during Hitler’s invasion of France, for example, was in that the occupying Nazi Officers were getting quietly shot at the cafes of Paris while touring the town…

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