Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is snuggling up to gun owners with a proposal to cut D.C. crime.
D.C. Council member Marion Barry yesterday introduced legislation that would suspend the District's 30-year ban on handguns, providing gun owners a 90-day period to register weapons they would then be allowed to legally own.
"We are in the midst of a gun-violence epidemic," said Mr. Barry, Ward 8 Democrat. "We need to see gun violence as an emergency in the District of Columbia."
He has three co-sponsors out of nine council members. But as John Tabin reminds us, Barry also opposed the DC stadium plan and lost that battle, so the prospects of victory here aren't too rosy.