Appeals Court Strikes Down Heller II


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia last week struck down a challenge to Washington, D.C.’s onerous registration requirements and outright ban on so-called assault weapons and high capacity magazines.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that the district’s ban on handguns and the requirement that long guns be unloaded and either disassembled or trigger-locked was unConstitutional. The challenge that was just struck down, called Heller II, was filed after the District government adopted stricter rules following its loss in the Heller v. District of Columbia case.

The court upheld the district’s regulations on firearm ownership by a 2-1 margin and also remanded the case to the district court to gather further evidence on whether Washington, D.C.’s registration regulations are reasonable.

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