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Another DC Handgun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

July 28, 2014 in Economics

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Saturday overturned the Washington, D.C., ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional. Cato scholar Tom G. Palmer was a plaintiff in the case, Palmer v. District of Columbia, which reinforces the landmark 2008 decision, District of Columbia v. Heller. Says Palmer, “The idea that [D.C.] can simply ban the exercise of a fundamental and enumerated constitutional right is absurd.”

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