Federal District Court strikes DC’s handgun ban
Concludes a blanket ban of carry of handguns outside the home cannot survive ANY level of scrutiny, and is therefore unconstitutional.
Alan Gura is going to be known as the civil rights attorney of the 21st century at this rate.
From the opinion.
In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.
Prepare yourself for the caterwauling from the other side, proclaiming that there will be blood in the streets now that their gun control laws have been struck down. The only problem is that their gun control is what has caused much of the blood in the streets by disarming good guys and emboldening the bad guys.
This is huge, folks.
Don’t expect the liberty-eschewing gun haters to quit their campaign to disarm us all though. There’s too much money from Bloomberg, Soros, et al to just end their Quixotic quest.
They’ll try to enact as many restrictions as they can, despite a clear legal smack-down.