Wednesday, July 30
(Washington, DC) -- The federal judge who struck down a DC law banning the carrying of handguns in public places is putting that ruling on hold. Judge Frederick Scullin's stay means the District has 90 days to figure out whether or not it wants to appeal the decision or allow the DC Council to rework the law in question. In considering a lawsuit brought by the Second Amendment Foundation and a successful plaintiff in the 2008 Supreme Court decision overturning DC's handgun ban, Scullin found the city's restrictions unconstitutional. DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier has told her officers they can no longer stop someone for simply carrying a gun in public.