Friday, July 18, 2008

No Freakin' Way!

So this just in. Heller. Yes that Heller. The man who appealled his right to own guns all the way to the Supreme Court and won. The man who inspired a moot court problem that ate away the better part of three months of my life. The man who changed the Constitution by allowing the Supreme Court to say the right to bear arms belongs to individuals will not be allowed to register his gun in the District of Columbia.

Seems it was a machine gun.

Story here.

Story about a similar challenge arising out of Illinois here.


Ben said...

The irony is delicious!

It's only a "machine gun" in that the District defines any "bottom-loading gun" as a machine gun. This includes almost every semi-automatic pistol on the market, from the compact Ruger LCP all the way up to your more classic M1911 style handguns. This is absurd, as they are not "machine guns" at all.

Frankly, I think that if more people in DC were packing, they'd have a lot less crime. Here in Florida, especially in Polk county, people are a lot more hesitant to break into homes simply because homeowners are allowed to shoot and kill intruders. It makes a big difference.

Sharon said...

Ha! The ban was a HANDGUN ban. That's amazing.