DC Passes on Registering Guns: Yesterday DC Mayor Vince Gray confirmed that DC would continue to be a place where you can't buy a gun. Gray told WTOP, "I don't want to leave any appearance that the government is becoming a purveyor of guns." Though the official DC ban on guns has been overturned by the US Supreme Court, there's been a de facto ban since the only store that could register guns went out of business.
Ben's Chili Bowl Looking for Suburb Space: Lydia DePillis over at the Washington City Paper reports that beloved drunk-food scene Ben's Chili Bowl has its sights on a few franchise options: H Street, Northeast, Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, Prince George's County, and Clarendon. It's still a bit early to say where they'll end up, though, since "they haven't signed any leases yet."
Security Breach at Booz Allen: The cyber-security firm Booz Allen Hamilton, which had been partnering with the University of Maryland on classes, experienced a security breach on Monday, Jill R. Aitoro at the Washington Business Journal reported. A group calling itself AntiSec claimed credit on the Swedish illegal download site The Pirate Bay and claimed the company, responsible for much Internet security for US defense, had little in the way of security measures. On Monday afternoon, the firm tweeted that they don't comment on "specific threats or actions taken against our systems."
PG County Residents Protest Red-Light Cameras: Despite the fact that area residents recently said they thought red-light cameras were kosher, some residents and the AAA club have raised protests against the cameras. Those who protested doubted the supped safety concerns behind the cameras, pointing out that they are expected to raise $7.5 million in revenue. Resident Richard Lediew told the Washington Examiner, "It's nothing but extortion."
Briefly Noted: Clowns showed up at a Montgomery County hearing yesterday to protest proposed changes to union bargaining.