D.C. Gun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

D.C. Gun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled D.C.'s ban on handguns unconstitutional, effective immediately. Kojo explores the status of the right to bear arms in the District.

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled D.C.'s ban on handguns unconstitutional. That means starting this week, police will allow residents with a permit to carry pistols in public. While the decision is seen as a blow to D.C.'s strict gun laws, many local lawmakers are already looking to fight the decision. Kojo explores the status of the right to bear arms in the District.

Guests

Alan Gura

Partner, Gura & Possessky, PLLC

Patrick Madden

Reporter, WAMU 88.5 News

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