City Desk

The Needle: Gunned Down Law

Court Reigns: Despite the fact a federal judge said his ruling that overturned D.C.'s total ban on carrying guns in public did not have to go into effect until at least October, it is already having an effect, the AP reports. The U.S. Attorney's Office says it has, for now, stopped charging new cases of carrying a pistol. Prosecutors are instead using other available weapons charges while they review the court ruling, including charging people with a misdemeanor as opposed to a felony if they are carrying a pistol in public. -7

Whatta Ball: In the four years since Carmine's opened in Penn Quarter, the restaurant has served 250,000 meatballs. +3

RIP: Starting Friday, West End Cinema will be screening Robin Williams films daily until Aug. 21. +5

Apocalypse: D.C.'s newest strip club will have expensive small plates-3

Yesterday's Needle rating: 30 Today's score: -2 Today's Needle rating: 28

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