Another Suit Filed Against D.C.’s Handgun Regulations

The Second Amendment Foundation and three Washington, D.C. residents have…

The Second Amendment Foundation and three Washington, D.C. residents have filed a lawsuit challenging a regulation by the District of Columbia city government that arbitrarily bans handguns based on a roster of “acceptable” handguns approved by the State of California. It is believed this scheme could be used to bar ownership of any new handgun in the District.Attorney Alan Gurra, representing the plaintiffs in the case, noted that District bureaucrats “told Tracy Ambeau Hanson her gun was the wrong color. The Springfield XD-45 is approved for sale in Washington,” Gura noted, “so long as it is black, green, or brown, but her bi-tone version is supposedly ‘unsafe.’”

Hanson, one of the plaintiffs in the case, wondered, “Do we really need a gun-fashion police? I just want to be able to exercise my Second Amendment rights without interference from the District government.”

“The so-called ‘safe’ gun list is just another gun-grabbing gimmick,” said Gura. “This is the same old, tried and failed D.C. handgun ban by another name. The city can’t get around the Second amendment by declaring most normal guns ‘unsafe,’ and gradually shrinking the number of so-called ‘safe’ guns to zero.”

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