D.C. Ban on Handguns Ruled Unconstitutional


A federal judge on Saturday ruled that the District of Columbia's ban on carrying firearms outside the home is unconstitutional

Back in 2012 Reason TV spoke with The Washington Time's Emily Miller about the numerous issues surrounding D.C.'s onerous gun laws. 

"Girls, Guns, and The Problem with DC Firearm Laws" was originally released on June 5, 2012. The original text is below.

"Gun ownership goes up, crime goes down…that's how it works," explains Washington Times senior editor and recent gun owner Emily Miller.

After being the victim of a home invasion, Miller was determined to take advantage of the 2008 Supreme Court ruling striking down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban. Miller initially thought the process of purchasing a firearm "would just be a hassle for a couple of weeks," and decided to blog her experiences at washingtontimes.com. After four months, countless headaches, and hundreds of dollars in fees, Miller is now legally able to own her Sig Sauer P229 9mm, so long as she keeps it in her home.

Miller joined Kennedy at Sharp Shooters in Lorton, Virginia, to discuss D.C.'s Byzantine gun laws, the surge in female gun ownership, and how she chose her firearm.

About 3 minutes.

Interview by Kennedy. Camera by Meredith Bragg and Joshua Swain; edited by Bragg.