Friday, September 18, 2015

Win some...

Federal court strikes down some D.C. gun laws as unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 that the city cannot ban gun owners from registering more than one pistol per month or require owners to re-register a gun every three years. The court also invalidated requirements that owners make a personal appearance to register a gun and pass a test about firearms laws.

But the court upheld other parts of the law, such as requiring that so-called long guns -- including rifles and shotguns -- be registered along with handguns. The ruling also allows gun owners to be fingerprinted and photographed, pay certain fees and complete a firearms safety training course.

Kinda qualifies as a mixed blessing, but the lower courts seem to be against us lately and the Supremes don't to hear any gun cases. It may be the best we can hope for from the courts. So, we have to keep the pressure up on our Congresscritters to keep doing the right thing or make 'em pay.

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