Posts Tagged ‘gun laws’

D.C. Will Appeal Court Decision Overturning Concealed Carry Ban

The city's gun laws could wind up back in court.

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.

District Line Daily: Gunning for Law

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District lawyers are once again asking a judge to uphold strict gun registration requirements that were [...]

D.C. Drivers Can Now Legally Be in a Vehicle With an Illegal Weapon If They Don’t Know It’s There

District officials may end up in prison soon because we don't have budget autonomy, but the city scored at least one new freedom today: It is now somewhat legal to drive in a car with an illegal gun.
The D.C. Court of Appeals overturned a 2009 law that made it a felony offense for a person [...]

30 Years of City Paper: ‘How the Gun Lobby Shot Down D.C.’s Congressional Vote’

The Post reports today that a federal appeals court has backed several of the District's gun laws which came into question after the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller decision. This is the second time the District's gun laws have been deemed appropriate under the Supreme Court decision.
A three-judge panel ruled in a 2-to-1 decision that gun [...]

Dear VRE: Thanks for Letting Us Bring Our Guns on the Train

Dear Virginia Railway Express Operations Board: I don't live in Virginia, and I don't take the VRE in to the District each day, but I sure wish I did, because of the enhanced service you have decided to offer: Riders can now carry firearms and concealed weapons on the train!

It’s All About The Guns

So yesterday, the Senate passed a bill that would give us a vote in the House. Real Representation. But there's a catch—a gun amendment that would strip the District of its gun laws. The Post writes:
"Some D.C. officials said it was ironic that the Senate bill granted the city full representation in the House while [...]

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