Washington, D.C. City Council Ignoring Supreme Court Ruling

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Washington, D.C. City Council Ignoring Supreme Court Ruling
    -- Discharge petition filed on gun ban repeal

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

    Monday, July 28, 2008

    In open defiance of the Supreme Court's decision striking down the
    Washington D.C. gun control law, the City Council passed an
    "emergency" law that keeps in place almost all of the law that was
    ruled unconstitutional.

    For example, though the Court ruled specifically that the city's ban on
    handguns violated the Second Amendment, most handguns still
    cannot be registered because D.C. bureaucrats classify
    semi-automatic pistols as "machine guns."

    Even Dick Heller, who brought the case against Washington's gun
    ban, was rejected when he tried to register his handgun because any
    "bottom loading" firearm is a "machine gun" according to the D.C.

    Similarly, while the Court found that "the requirement that any lawful
    firearm in the home be disassembled or bound by a "trigger lock" is
    unconstitutional, the city kept in place the "lock up your safety" law
    unless the resident is in immediate danger.

    The D.C. Council is thus rendering the Supreme Court victory for gun
    rights meaningless, while leaving residents defenseless.

    Congress needs to repeal the District's gun control law to ensure that the
    Supreme Court decision is not a hollow victory.

    According to Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress has
    the authority and responsibility to govern the District. It can simply
    repeal the District's onerous gun law.

    Not surprisingly, however, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has no
    intention of allowing the D.C. gun ban repeal legislation to come to the
    floor, even though it is cosponsored by more than half of the members
    of Congress.

    To free the bill from the Speaker's death grip, Representative Mark
    Souder (R-IN) has filed a discharge petition to bring the bill directly to
    the floor. Rep. Souder needs 218 cosigners for the petition to be
    successful. There are currently 109 signers.

    There are not many days left in this legislative session, so it is vital that
    the discharge petition moves quickly. Please contact your representative
    and urge him or her to support the repeal of the D.C. gun ban and to
    sign the Souder discharge petition. You can visit the Gun Owners
    Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to
    send your Reps. the pre-written e-mail message below.

    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Representative,

    The Washington, D.C. city council is making a mockery of the recent
    Supreme Court decision supporting the individual right to keep and
    bear arms.

    Though the Court ruled the city's handgun ban unconstitutional, DC is
    still making it illegal to own most handguns. The Court also ruled that
    the District's gun lock and gun storage law violates the Constitution, but
    under the city's new "emergency" gun law, firearms must be kept
    inoperable unless there is an immediate danger to residents.

    Representative Mark Souder has filed a discharge petition to bring a bill
    to repeal the District's gun laws to the floor for a vote.

    Please stand up for the Second Amendment and sign the Souder
    discharge petition.



    Olofson Relief Fund

    David Olofson has been subjected to a gross miscarriage of justice.
    What happened to Olofson could happen to any American who owns a
    semi-automatic firearm.

    He was convicted of knowingly transferring an unregistered machine gun
    -- a standard semi-auto rifle which fired two three-round bursts and
    then jammed. Gun owners call that a malfunction. The federal government
    calls it an easy way to get a felony conviction. Olofson was sentenced
    to 30 months in federal prison.

    David Olofson is an information technology professional with a wife,
    three children and a mortgage. Until his conviction, he was also in the
    National Guard.

    The Olofson Relief Fund has been set up to allow concerned Americans to
    help the Olfoson's make their mortgage and (their one) car payments
    while Dave is unable to work.

    If you decide to contribute to the Olofson Relief Fund, your credit
    card will be charged monthly for the amount you have indicated. This
    will continue until Olofson is out of prison -- or you notify us to
    discontinue the charges.

    Gun Owners of America is acting as the agent for the fund. All moneys
    collected will be transferred regularly to the mortgage and car loan

    To make a monthly contribution, go to:

    To read about this case in greater detail, see:
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Re: Washington, D.C. City Council Ignoring Supreme Court Rul

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  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Re: Washington, D.C. City Council Ignoring Supreme Court Rul

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  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Re: Washington, D.C. City Council Ignoring Supreme Court Rul

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  5. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

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