Posts Tagged ‘d.c. gun laws’

District Line Daily: Council to Debate Gun Legislation

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The D.C. Council is set to debate legislation today that, in the wake of a federal [...]

Proposed Legislation Would Allow Some to Carry Guns in D.C.

The legislation is in response to a court ruling which overturned a key provision of D.C. gun laws.

The Needle: Not Zen

Bad yoga studio! Bad!

District Line Daily: Right to Publicly Bear Arms?

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The District filed a motion asking a federal judge to reconsider his ruling overturning D.C.'s ban on carrying [...]

District Asks Judge to Reconsider His Ruling Overturning D.C.’s Ban Carrying Guns in Public

D.C. lawyers are asking a federal judge who overturned the city's ban on carrying handguns in public to reconsider his ruling, arguing that the basis for his original ruling was rooted in questionable legal foundations.
Last month, U.S. District Judge Frederick Scullin Jr., a federal judge appointed to preside over the Northern District of New York, ruled that D.C.'s complete [...]

District Line Daily: Hold That Gun Law

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The District is asking a federal judge for more time before a ruling that would overturn [...]

District Line Daily: The Last Pitcher Show

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Dewey Beach might be ready to ditch its misfit reputation. But what happens when a party [...]

District Line Daily: FBI Goes Suburban

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The FBI is ditching D.C. for new headquarters in either the Maryland or Virginia suburbs, according to [...]

Judge Lets D.C.’s Handgun Ban Remain for 90 Days

Put those guns away for now, D.C.
The city's gun laws will remain the same for at least another 90 days, until Oct. 22, a federal judge ruled today.
That federal judge, Frederick Scullin, ruled over the weekend that the District's total ban on carrying a handgun in public was unconstitutional, prompting Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier to order her officers not to [...]

District Line Daily: Hold Up on Gun Ruling?

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A federal judge ruled this weekend that D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public is unconstitutional, [...]

D.C. Attorney General Files Motion to Halt Implementation of Judge’s Ruling on Gun Laws

The District's Office of the Attorney General filed a motion this afternoon requesting that a federal court delay overturning a gun law until the city's appeal is heard. A U.S. District Court ruled this weekend that a D.C. gun law that prevents people from legally carrying handguns in the District's public places is unconstitutional.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy [...]

Rep. Massie: Court’s Ruling on D.C. Gun Laws Validates Legislation

Local officials are understandably pissed that a federal judge who does not reside in the District overturned a major provision of D.C. gun laws over the weekend. But there's one elected official, who ostensibly thinks he represents the District, who's actually quite happy with the ruling: Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican of Kentucky.
Massie introduced an amendment [...]

District Line Daily: Judge Overturns Key Provision of D.C. Gun Laws

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The District's ban on carrying handguns in public places is unconstitutional, according to a federal judge's ruling this [...]

Rep. Thomas Massie Says He Wants To Show His Kentucky Constituents He’s Pro-Gun

Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky figures Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will likely block the amendment he tacked onto an appropriations bill to decimate D.C.'s gun laws once it gets out of the House. But Massie opted to introduce it anyway. After all, he says, his constituents elected him as a pro-Second Amendment candidate, and he needs [...]

Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie Keeps Pushing to Gut D.C.’s Gun Laws

It took him two attempts, but this morning a Republican House member from Kentucky got what he wanted and successfully attached an amendment that would gut D.C.'s gun laws to a $21.3 billion spending bill.
Rep. Thomas Massie's amendment to the financial services and general government appropriations bill states that the District government is prohibited from spending any of its money on [...]

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