Gun Owners Of America Praises Overturn Of DC Gun Ban

For Immediate Release
Friday, March 9, 2007
Contact: Eddie Isler or Ellie McDaniel
703-321-8585

"For 31 years, the DC gun ban has been the criminal classes best friend. DC victims have been legally disarmed and helpless in the face of savagery from home invaders and street assailants," said Larry Pratt about today's ruling by the DC Court of Appeals overturning the DC law.

"DC has been home to the nation's highest murder rate for most of the 31 years of the gun ban. DC's politicians -- and the Congress as well -- never wanted to admit that their law was killing people. The criminals were the only ones to benefit from the law because they never cared what that law, or any other law," Pratt said.

"Congress has never overturned this murderous law, even though it is their constitutional responsibility to oversee the laws of the District of Columbia. The Court has provided a lengthy and well-reasoned rebuke to those who have willfully misinterpreted what the Second Amendment protects -- an individual right to keep and bear arms.

"It remains to be seen whether the Supreme Court will choose to take up this case. In the meantime, the sovereigns of the country, the individual American citizens, have had a measure of their rightful power restored to them," Pratt concluded.

(Larry Pratt or another GOA spokesman is available for the media.)

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