DC Gun Ban Overturned!

Posted: Jun 26, 2008 10:15 AM

The narrowly divided U.S. Supreme Court overturned the District of Columbia’s longstanding ban on gun ownership marking a huge victory for 2nd Amendment rights Thursday.

 In a 5-4 decision the court declared it is “unconstitutional” to ban gun ownership, thereby making such laws illegal. Before the ruling DC had one of the most stringent bans in the nation, forbidding anyone to own a handgun who did not own one before the law was originally enacted in 1976.