--The District of Colombia's very own (and relatively new*) government has filed to keep their gun-carrying ban in place while they appeal the decision that wiped it out. Who didn't see that move coming?
Never you mind that crime in the District has been declining ever since Heller, either.
It seems the Mayor and Council in D.C. agree with the sentiment I read on F-cebook recently, asserting that "we mustn't let the courts turn society upside down to protect the rights of a tiny minority." Legal gun-owners in the District of Colombia are still -- alas -- a tiny minority. Me, well, I'm in favor of the Bill of Rights, even the part that reminds readers the list is by no means comprehensive, that We The People have plenty of rights and the Feds are charged with defending them, not infringing them.
D. C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan gets QOTD, from here:
“A stay would prevent the Council from having to unduly rush, which could result in a law that is not as considered as it could be, and limit the public’s confusion and other unintended consequences.”
Emphasis mine. "Time to feed the pigs," is it? Tsk, sir, tsk.
* They got home rule in 1973, making D.C.'s about as young a big-city government as you can find in the States.
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