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D.C. asks judge to reconsider ruling ending District’s carry ban

Posted 08/26/2014 7:20 am by

Citing risk for terrorism and assassination, attorneys for Washington D.C. asked a federal judge to reconsider his July ruling striking down the District’s ban on handgun carry.

As reported by the National Law Journal, Irvin Nathan, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia asked U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. to take another look atthe case he decided in July.

The matter at hand — that of Palmer v D.C. — had languished with the courts for a period of five years before the judge issued his ruling striking down the District’s 80-year ban on carrying handguns outside the home. The city, however, now argues that Scullin did not take D.C.’s special status as a non-state enclave in mind.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick Scullin (Photo credit: www.fjc.gov)

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