D.C. Case Could Shape Gun Laws
Supreme Court Is Asked to Uphold Ban
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, September 5, 2007; Page A01
The District asked the Supreme Court yesterday to save the city’s ban on handgun ownership, saying an appeals court’s decision overturning the prohibition “drastically departs from the mainstream of American jurisprudence.”
. . . “It is eminently reasonable to permit private ownership of other types of weapons, including shotguns and rifles, but ban the easily concealed and uniquely dangerous modern handgun,” states the petition, filed by D.C. Attorney General Linda Singer. It adds: “Whatever right the Second Amendment guarantees, it does not require the District to stand by while its citizens die.”
The arguments are too numerous and tired to argue. America supports gun control by a majority of 70%. It’s time for the Supreme Court to protect the lives of us all, as well as the needs of the sporting community.