Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Appeal of DC Gun Restriction Ruling is Likely

The beat goes on.

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.

Not likely that his opinion will prevail.

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.

...The city requires that legally registered revolvers be kept unloaded and either disassembled or secured with trigger locks, unless the owner reasonably fears immediate harm by an intruder in the home. Each resident can register one pistol a month, and registrations expire after three years.

It's overly burdensome (ballistics tests are pure BS), it eliminates the most popular self-defense weapon (the semiauto handgun) and 'disassembled or locked' is just asinine.

But hey, Federal judges are really smart, especially when they have US Marshals sitting in their courtrooms.

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