Fenty on Verdict: “I will uphold the City’s gun ban.”

Picture%201.pngAs a postscript to my earlier posting regarding the overturning of the DC Gun Ban by the DC Appeals Court, Mayor Fenty has immediately released a statement condemning the verdict saying that “District residents deserve every protection afforded to them under District law.” Personally, I’m surprised that that is the language that he would use to offer his condemnation, as I think that District residents ought to deserve every protection afforded to them, well, under the Constitution of the United States of America, the Laws of these United States, as well as those granted to them under District law. But, that might just be me.

10 Comments so far

  1. sean bonner (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 6:36 pm

    Interesting, personally I wouldn’t want to be remembered as the Mayor who came out *against* the constitution, but that’s just me.

  2. Python2 (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

    Hmmnn, He claim “District resident deserve every protection afforded to them under District Law” I wonder what kind of protection he is talking about after banning guns from law abiding citizen. He should know or does he?, that Law enforcement is not bound by law to protect an individual let alone be everywhere at any given time.

  3. Wayan (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 7:09 pm

    As District resident, I am very happy that Fenty will continue the handgun ban. In fact, I hope that the District Government moves quickly to ban ALL guns in the District.

    I have no fear that if anything requiring a militia response happened in DC, our hip-holstered neighbours in Virginia would storm the Potomac with hand/shot/machine/mini/Tommy guns a’blazing.

  4. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 7:12 pm

    You do realize that it won’t stop the criminals from having them, right?

  5. Mike (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 9:03 pm

    Maybe talk about the Constitution would pull more weight in DC if it were a full-fledged part of the Union, wich congressional representation and stuff.

  6. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

    Well, it’s here in DC, Mike, and the Constitution enumerates DC’s status as it stands, but the Bill of Rights still applies here.

  7. Wayan (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

    I see the perfect trade-off: DC can drop the gun ban if we get two full-voting Senators & a Representative.

    Tom & Sean are happy even though neither are District residents,and us actual DC residents get to enjoy ALL the Constitutional perks afforded the 50 States.

  8. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

    I don’t think it’s a “trade” option, Wayan.

  9. Aaron B. Hockley (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 10:19 pm

    Heh… yeah… because DC mayors have such a stellar record when it comes to adhering to law (coughmarionbarrycough).

    It’s great to outlaw the guns… because, you know, outlawing murder has eliminated that problem entirely.

  10. Stacey (unregistered) on March 10th, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

    Well, and because law-breakers have a such a great record of following the law…

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