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Constitution Law Politics

Judge Rules D.C. Gun Ban Unconstitutional


A federal judge has ruled that the city of Washington D.C.’s ban on guns is entirely Unconstitutional!

Washington D.C. has some of the most Draconian gun laws in the United States. For years the city has flouted accepted Constitutional law and treated their citizens as if they were slaves to the city with no right to defend themselves.

But now a federal judge has finally been forced to acknowledge what everyone already knew… D.C.’s gun ban was illegal.

Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to bear arms extends outside the home, therefore gun-control laws in the nation’s capital are “unconstitutional.”

The decision leaves no gray area in gun-carrying rights.

2ndJudge Scullin extensively referenced the Supreme Court decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010) to concluding “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”

The court ordered the city to now allow residents from the District and other states to carry weapon within its boundaries.

Judge Scullin wrote that the court “enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of [D.C. firearms laws] unless and until such time as the District of Columbia adopts a licensing mechanism consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.”

And Judge Scullin did have to be “forced.”

The case has been sitting in his hands for over five years, having first been argued way back in 2009. One wonders if Judge Scullin was worried about his political career, or perhaps hoping that someone else would be forced to make the decision for him. In either case, the court system finally forced his hand, and he made the only decision a reasonable judge can make.

Now we’ll have to wait and see how the city responds. Will the Democrat leaders abide by the laws, or will they (like President Obama) decide they are above our laws and act as dictators continuing to assault the rights of Americans as long as they keep getting elected?

If you’re hoping to carry a gun in the capitol… I wouldn’t hold my breath. Democrats have a unique way of breaking laws without facing repercussions.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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