D.C. Going to the Mat on Guns


The shining city on a hill is appealing the gun legalization ruling, again:

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty announced today that the city will appeal to the Supreme Court to uphold a long-time ban on handguns that was overturned by a lower court in March.

"We have made the determination that this law can and should be defended," Fenty said in a statement.

I'd be amazed if the Roberts Court reverses the decision. But the city's probably planning ahead for a defeat or a denial of cert and cooking up creative ways of keeping residents from arming themselves. (The law-abiding residents, I mean.)

Jacob Sullum saluted
the ruling back in March.