Friday, March 09, 2007

D.C. Gun Ban Overturned

JUST IN -- This could be big news:

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the District of Columbia's longstanding handgun ban, issuing a decision that will allow the city's citizens to have working firearms in their homes.

In the ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected city officials' arguments that the Second Amendment right to bear arms only applied to state militias.

In a 2-1 decision, the judges held that the activities protected by the Second Amendment "are not limited to militia service, nor is an individual's enjoyment of the right contingent upon his or her continued intermittent enrollment in the militia."

Check out the entire story at Fox News

UPDATE: It looks like the entire blog world is all over this story!



At Saturday, March 10, 2007 8:44:00 AM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Great news.

At Saturday, March 10, 2007 4:49:00 PM, Blogger Smokin' Barrel said...

I just posted on this today, Its gonna be interesting to see where it goes in appeal court, but for now its a step in the right direction.

At Monday, March 12, 2007 2:58:00 PM, Blogger NotClauswitz said...

At leas and at last we have something good, in writing.


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