16 Sep In-the-News Update [Issue: 2nd Amendment]
The District of Columbia, home to our nation’s illustrious capital and those that claim to represent us in government, was handed yet another loss in court by none other than Dick Heller, of Heller v. D.C. fame… again. While the original Heller v. D.C. case was settled by the Supreme Court, affirming the individual right to keep and bear arms, the most recent lawsuit was resolved when the District of Columbia’s attorneys failed to provide the court with adequate legal reasoning for the city’s 20 round limit on the amount of ammunition that can be carried by concealed carriers. Instead, the city used its “emergency rulemaking” powers to repeal the ammunition limit altogether, rather than fighting for it in court. Because the 20-round limit was arbitrarily determined from the outset, it makes sense that the city saw this case as a sunk cost and decided that it would be better to retract the law in lieu of having yet another judicial precedent set by the courts in favor of 2nd Amendment rights. Fortunately for the American people, the ramifications of the Bruen (2022) SCOTUS ruling are being felt nationwide, giving a much stronger foundation from which pro-2nd Amendment litigants can fight.