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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...032604527.html
    A federal judge on Friday upheld the gun laws that the District of Columbia passed to comply with the landmark 2008 Supreme Court ruling that struck down the city's decades-old ban on handgun possession.

    U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina found that the new regulations were crafted to make the streets safer and aren't so restrictive that they violate the Second Amendment guarantee of a person's right to own a gun for self-defense.

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    The judge's decision is available here.

    https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin...?2008cv1289-32

    The DC gun law is available here.

    http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/frames.asp?d...ontrol_Act.pdf

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    Thanks, they are ignoring that there are two parts of 2A

    KEEP = OWN
    BEAR = WEAR

    Watch this be taken down also.

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...032604527.html
    A federal judge on Friday upheld the gun laws that the District of Columbia passed to comply with the landmark 2008 Supreme Court ruling that struck down the city's decades-old ban on handgun possession.

    U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina found that the new regulations were crafted to make the streets safer and aren't so restrictive that they violate the Second Amendment guarantee of a person's right to own a gun for self-defense.

    "It is beyond dispute that public safety is an important -- indeed, a compelling -- governmental interest," Urbina wrote.

    The judge ruled that the District's handgun registration process, which requires owners to submit fingerprints and allow police to perform ballistics tests, is constitutional. He also upheld a city ban on most semiautomatic pistols.

    D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large), chairman of the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary, said the ruling shows the District reached the correct balance between the rights of residents and the need to promote public safety. . . .
    The judge's decision is available here.

    https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin...?2008cv1289-32

    The DC gun law is available here.

    http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/frames.asp?d...ontrol_Act.pdf

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    I may be missing something here, but the case law only affirmed the registration process for weapons versus the previous DC ban on weapons. This is similar to the regulations in MA.

    The court's decision enumerated the process, which they ruled would not place an undue burden on a gun owner. The exception being assault weapons and weapons with large capacity magazines with over ten round capacity.

    I did not see anything that prevented gunowners from keeping and carrying.

    The ruling did away with the previous restrictions of dismantling and locking weapons at home at all times, rendering them ineffective.

    What am I missing?

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    I think the DC regulations are unduly restrictive, making KBA unreasonably difficult, thereby infringing the Right. The court saw it differently. I hope the SC sees it closer to the way I see it. My guess? They will.

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    It will be struck down BEFORE the SCOTUS.



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