Held:In response, the rabidly liberal Washington D.C. city council, in open defiance of that holding, passes another egregious restriction on ownership and use of firearms in the city. I say arrest and imprison them all:
1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
Council passes emergency bill to allow gunsThe city council is clearly mocking the Supreme Court. How does one use a handgun in self-defense when an intruder breaks down the door to his home if he's required by law to keep his weapon unloaded and disassembled?
David C. Lipscomb, The Washington Times
The D.C. Council on Tuesday night approved emergency legislation that will repeal the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns while setting stiff regulations for registering and storing guns inside homes.
The bill passed unanimously in the 13-member council with minimal discussion, though several council members acknowledged that more work should be done on the legislation, which as an emergency bill will only be in effect for 90 days.
D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson, at large Democrat, added one amendment to the bill to add a fee for ballistics testing of handguns before they are registered.
... [T]he new legislation contains a controversial provision requiring gun owners to leave weapons unloaded and either disassembled or locked (such as with a trigger lock or in a gun case) unless the owner faces a "reasonably perceived threat of immediate harm." (link)
Expect the NRA and local residents to sue the city. Again.
These bastards will never learn.