Dick Heller has been a persistent thorn within the aspect of District of Columbia’s anti-gun authorities and police division for nicely over a decade and good on him for it. The 2008 choice in Heller v. DC is a Supreme Court docket landmark that clarified, lastly, that the Second Modification protects the particular person proper to maintain and bear arms. Yesterday, Heller struck one other barely much less momentous blow for gun rights within the District.
In July, Heller filed one other lawsuit, this one additionally styled Heller v. DC. This newest motion challenged town’s restrict on the variety of rounds a hid carry license holder can carry within the Capitol when armed. The town, in its infinite knowledge, had set a completely arbitrary restrict of 20 rounds for hid carriers.
This newest Heller case requested the courtroom for an injunction to dam enforcement of the restrict. In a post-Bruen world, nonsensical, wholly unsupportable limits such because the carry restrict is troublesome, if not downright not possible to defend on the deserves.
The District was arising on the date by which town had to reply to the lawsuit, justifying the 20-round restrict. It appears that evidently town’s attorneys couldn’t handle to provide you with an argument that wouldn’t have been laughed out of courtroom underneath Bruen.
Given the present authorized panorama, as Rob Romano reported last night, town threw within the towel and used “emergency rulemaking” powers to repeal the 20-round restrict.
NEW: Heller v. DC (D. DC): In response to a lawsuit from Dick Heller, Washington DC has repealed its regulation that restricted “the quantity of ammunition concealed-carry licensees might carry to twenty rounds.” https://t.co/aabb98YOfp pic.twitter.com/eh6gaI1rHJ
— Rob Romano (@2Aupdates) September 14, 2022
Right here’s town’s submitting:
In different phrases, town knew it was going to be slapped down laborious in courtroom and didn’t wish to danger a ruling that would endanger different facets of its present gun management regime. Higher to nix the restrict with no struggle and take care of different challenges down the highway.
Chalk up one other win for Dick Heller. Congrats and thanks.