Discussion Topic: Heller To Challenge New D.C. Gun Law
Are you ready for round two? From USA Today: _Less than a month after the Supreme Court overturned the city’s...
Are you ready for round two?
From USA Today:
_Less than a month after the Supreme Court overturned the city’s 32-year-old handgun ban — the most restrictive in the nation — the same litigant in the landmark case appeared at police headquarters and said he likely would wage a new fight.
Dick Heller, whose legal challenge prompted the Supreme Court ruling, said he would challenge new city regulations that continue to ban District residents from owning semi-automatic weapons.
“The city still does not yet understand the decision of the Supreme Court,” Heller said from the steps of police headquarters. “We have been denied again. . . .”
Dane von Breichenruchardt, president of the Bill of Rights Foundation, said the city was attempting to make gun ownership as “difficult and restrictive as possible.”
“We’re going to be back in court. There is no doubt about that,” he said._