Heller Files Suit Against DC New Gun Laws 7-28-08


WUSA9.com | Washington, DC | Heller Files Lawsuit Against New D.C. Gun Regulations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that overturned Washington's 32-year-old handgun ban has filed a new federal lawsuit against the city.

In a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Dick Heller and two other plaintiffs allege that the city's new gun regulations still violate rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

The lawsuit cites the District of Columbia's unusual ban on firearms that carry more than 12 rounds of ammunition, which includes most semiautomatic handguns.

The suit also claims that the city's regulations make it all but impossible for residents to keep a gun ready for immediate self defense in the home.

The Supreme Court struck down Washington's handgun ban June 26. The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation July 15 in an effort to comply with the court's ruling.

Lets hope we get a quicker decision than last time
 

kwo51

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Do all the cops carry (machine guns) bottom feeders? They need to be tared and feathered.
 

Shoots Running

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At some point people get tired of being manipulated and thwarted by power-hungry petty tyrants. When do you think that point will be reached in DC?
 

tattedupboy

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I'm just wondering what's going to happen if a D.C. resident uses a lawfully owned weapon to shoot and kill an intruder if the police are going to ask them if the weapon was disassembled prior to being used. If they answer no, will they be prosecuted? My instincts tell me yes. Provisions like this, even in the wake of Heller, still make D.C.'s gun laws the worst in America. Anyone living in that godforsaken place would be better off moving south of the Potomac River into Virginia. I know that that's what I would do.
 
.... Anyone living in that godforsaken place would be better off moving south of the Potomac River into Virginia. I know that that's what I would do.

I don't know what the cost of living and type of life is in VA, but I'm asking myself the same question
Why they don't just move to VA.
 

DrLewall

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I hope Heller wins this big time and collects MILLIONS form it..isn't almost time for another "Tea Party"?
 

Danno

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OMG.... I am so illegal right now!!! I have Machine Guns in my house!!!!! Without a Class III!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

I guess I should turn myself in.... or not... :)

On a serious note, I'm glad the NRA is backing him - he's going to need all the support he can get!
 

HK4U

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Perhaps a gun that holds 14 rounds is inherently more evil than one that holds 10 rounds.
 

1911Jon

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Perhaps a gun that holds 14 rounds is inherently more evil than one that holds 10 rounds.

Clearly....

People who know nothing about the operation of guns should not be permitted to draft laws regulating them. They ought to have some professional 1911 shooters demonstrate how fast one can drop a mag and replace it with a new one. 8, 16, 24, 32 rounds...maybe then they'll realize how stupid the law is.
 

tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
I don't know what the cost of living and type of life is in VA, but I'm asking myself the same question
Why they don't just move to VA.

Well, what are you waiting for? Your handle tells me that you're ready, so what's holding you back?

Seriously though, I just don't understand how the PRTA (People's Republic of Taxachusstts), PRDC, and all the other people's republics out there are able to get away with what they're putting all law abiding gun owners through. Sure, it's up to us freedom lovers to fight for change, but sometimes it's easier to just leave and go somewhere where you don't have to put up with such crap. The great state of Virginia is one of those places.
 

Red Hat

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Hopefully this want take too long to get a ruling. Since the Circuit court deemed their laws unconstitutional and the Supreme Court upheld it the Circuit court should uphold this new lawsuit. I doubt the Supreme Court will have to weight in since they have already made their ruling. If for some reason the Circuit court sides with DC then the Supreme Court will probably revisit the complaint.
 

Shoots Running

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Clearly....

People who know nothing about the operation of guns should not be permitted to draft laws regulating them. They ought to have some professional 1911 shooters demonstrate how fast one can drop a mag and replace it with a new one. 8, 16, 24, 32 rounds...maybe then they'll realize how stupid the law is.

Yeah, and then they'd try to pass laws requiring fixed magazines and load-from-the-top stripper clips a la Bolo Mauser!
 

tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
Somehow, I get the feeling that if the Supreme Court were to issue a blanket ruling repealing all gun control laws, or if the President were to issue an executive order to that effect, DC would still try to do everything it could to defy it. This godforsaken place is an abomination to the very concept of liberty and can only be made to comply by federal authorities. Don't hold your breaths on that, however.
 

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