Heller 2? New lawsuit filed in DC

The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a new lawsuit against DC.

The Second Amendment Foundation and three Washington, D.C. residents today filed a lawsuit challenging a regulation by District of Columbia city government that arbitrarily bans handguns based on a roster of "acceptable" handguns approved by the State of California.

The District is using this list despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court last summer that protects handguns that ordinary people traditionally use for self-defense. This scheme could eventually bar the ownership of any new handguns.

Attorney Alan Gura, representing the plaintiffs in this case, noted that District bureaucrats "told Tracy Ambeau Hanson her gun was the wrong color." Americans are not limited to a government list of approved books, or approved religions, he said. A handgun protected by the Second Amendment doesn't need to appear on any government-approved list either.

"The Springfield XD-45 is approved for sale in Washington," Gura noted, "so long as it is black, green, or brown, but her bi-tone version is supposedly 'unsafe.'" . . . .

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Might versus right. If one citizen is forced to combat wrong in the judicial system as we now know it, it is a matter of time vs money.

The 'State' has inexhaustible resources compared to an individual citizen.

Unless one has an unlimited lifetime, and an unlimited supply of cash, one will fail. The State can tax, and use the monies so generated to destroy those who pay said taxes.

In this case, Tracy Ambeau Hanson must prove her case, and then face the next challenge/obstacle placed in her way.

It will occur. There is no honor amongst thieves, nor politicians. Perhaps forthesakeofscience can enlighten us all on the difference?

The definition of power is so misunderstood. They that have been given authority, have mistaken that authority as power. Such is not to be, if we simply enforce the boundries of said authority. To fail to do so, is to be enslaved.

To wit: The Supreme Clowns of the United States must uphold the Constitution. Not pander to their own beliefs, or excuse themselves by relying upon past mistakes.

It is, after all, our Country. Defend, support, and enforce your rights, or lose them.

It is up to all of us.

3/10/2009 5:38 PM  
Blogger sgtlmj said...

Ironic that DC, in an attempt to be as restrictive as possible by parroting CA's bizarre "allowed handgun list" may actually have the opposite effect, and help out the CA folks in the process. I can't imagine that the list would stand in CA if it fails in DC.

3/10/2009 6:20 PM  
Blogger John A. Visser said...

We have a list in Massachusetts. It requires manufacturers to fund expensive independent lab tests to satisfy Mass-specific "safety" requirements. Many manufacturers choose to stay out of Mass, including Colt. It prevents importation into Mass of non-compliant types. It severely limits the selection and inventory of handguns.

3/10/2009 8:58 PM  
Blogger Chas said...

Instead of lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit, in a never-ending effort to get America-hating, freedom-hating, Marxists to unwillingly comply with the Constitution, can't we rectify the situation and achieve a decisive resolution by just calling in an airstrike? It seems to me that a few precision-guided, 500 pounders would do a world of good.

3/11/2009 1:19 PM  

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