News & Politics

Supreme Court Strikes Down DC Gun Ban

The Supreme Court has ruled that the District of Columbia's 32-year-old handgun ban is unconstitutional. Read our coverage of the gun ban, and take a poll on if you agree or disagree with the decision.

Previous coverage of guns in DC:

Why DC's Bad Guys Have So Many Guns
Forget the Supreme Court—and DC’s gun ban. We won’t get guns off the streets until politicians, judges, and law-enforcement officials get serious about stopping the mayhem.

DC Gun Rights: Do You Want This Next to Your Bed?
Should DC residents be allowed to have guns in their homes? The US Supreme Court is about to decide, and where you stand on handgun laws depends in part on where you live, where you come from, and what’s been done to you.