July 17, 2008

D.C. doesn’t register litigant’s semi-automatic

Posted in Court tagged , , , at 8:23 pm by Katharine Lackey

USA Today is reporting that Dick Heller, who brought his case before the Supreme Court for his right to own a gun in D.C., was not allowed to register his semi-automatic handgun. It appears that D.C. interpreted the Supreme Court’s decision rather strictly. While residents are now allowed to register guns, some types are still outlawed.

Heller was obviously not happy about the decision.

“The city still does not yet understand the decision of the Supreme Court,” Heller says on the steps of police headquarters. “We have been denied again,” he adds.

President of the Bill of Rights Foundation says the law is too restrictive and wlil need to be tested in court.

D.C.’s provisions still remain the toughest in the nation, USA Today says.


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