We were very disappointed on March 9 when the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declared D.C.’s handgun ban and firearm storage laws unconstitutional in its ruling in the case of Parker v. District of Columbia. Not only did this decision counteract the democratic will of DC residents, but the majority opinion of the three-judge panel also endorsed the NRA’s insurrectionist view of the Second Amendment, a dangerous precedent.
D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and the city’s attorney general are currently preparing an appeal and, for the moment, the decision of the court has been stayed. The Ed Fund will stand with DC’s residents and elected officials in the coming weeks to affirm their right to determine their own public safety laws. If you are a DC resident, or wish to support DC residents in this effort, please click here to learn more about this issue and see how you can get involved.