Mayor Fenty and Co. Gnash Teeth, Tear Hair


Guess who's not happy about today's big decision?

[Washington, D.C.] Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Interim Attorney General Peter Nickles and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced their disappointment in today's ruling of the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller.

Mayor Fenty plays down the ruling, and essentially insists that for the next three weeks, the case doesn't change anything. Chief Lanier says that officers are encouraged to "use their discretion" in response to burglaries or assaults where residents have used guns in self-defense—which means that protecting one's home could still result in a trip down to the station.

Here's the video, courtesy of the Washington Post.