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    D.C. vs. Heller decision released. D.C. gun ban is unconstitutional (duh). PDF of the decision to be posted shortly...


    Link to the PDF of the decision (157 pages):
    http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-cont.../06/07-290.pdf


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    echo6tango wrote:
    D.C. vs. Heller decision released. D.C. gun ban is unconstitutional (duh). PDF of the decision to be posted shortly...


    Link to the PDF of the decision (157 pages):
    http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-cont.../06/07-290.pdf


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    Congratulations DC. A new Birthday worthyof celebrationeach andeveryyear!
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    CONGRATS TO YOU ALL!

    I don't live there but I was very proud when I heard this. Welcome to America, Oficially. This was a ban that never made sense to me.

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    Wikipedia already update their website.



    The Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 was passed by the District of Columbia city council on June 26, 1976.[1][/suP] On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States determined that the ban and trigger lock provision violate the Second Amendment.



    Was it by chance the decision can out on the same day that it was passed in 1976?




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    Congratulations to those of you who live in DC, and for some reason chose to remain there.....

    Mayor Fenty / The DC Government's Reply has been posted online at http://dc.gov/mayor/news/release.asp...amp;mon=200806

    They're trying to spin the story to say that the ruling has minimum impact on DC, I found the blurb below particularly interesting (Found about Halfway through the press release above, emphasis mine.):

    "The Mayor, Attorney General and Chief emphasized that the Supreme Court’s ruling is limited and leaves intact various other laws that apply to private citizens who would purchase handguns or other firearms for home possession. First, all firearms must be registered with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Firearms Registration Section before they may be lawfully possessed. Second, automatic and semiautomatic handguns generally remain illegal and may not be registered. Third, the Supreme Court’s ruling is limited to handguns in the home and does not entitle anyone to carry firearms outside his or her own home. In addition, although the Court struck the safe storage provision on the ground that it was too broadly written, firearms at home should be kept either unloaded and disassembled or else locked except for use in self-defense in emergencies."

    Could someone please explain to these folks that in an emergency, it is usually quite difficult to get the bad guy to wait while you unlock, uncase, assemble, and load your firearm? Yet they honestly expect people to follow that advice.

    Also, what laws are still in effect prohibiting semiautomatic handguns from being owned? Anyone have a cite handy?

    Eeesh......

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    I think the mayor is just blowing smoke, trying to make it seem like nothing will change. I'm sure there would be hell to pay if they try to keep the same rules in place. It'd be like them spitting in the supreme court's face. I've only heard of that one time and that was Andrew Jackson almost 200 years ago.

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