U.S District Court Upholds D.C. Firearms Registration Laws in Heller v. D.C. | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

U.S District Court Upholds D.C. Firearms Registration Laws in Heller v. D.C.

May 15, 2014 Contact: Jennifer Fuson 202-370-8128 jfuson [at] bradymail [dot] org

Statement of Jonathan Lowy, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Washington, D.C. -- Today U.S. District Judge James Boasberg upheld the District of Columbia's firearms registration laws, including its one-handgun a month limitation. The D.C. Circuit had previously upheld the District’s assault weapons and high-capacity magazine bans as constitutional. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence assisted the District of Columbia throughout the litigation and filed two amicus briefs in support of its laws.

Jonathan Lowy, Director, Brady Center's Legal Action Project:

“This is the latest confirmation from courts throughout the country that the strong, common sense gun laws are fully compatible with the Second Amendment. Gun laws in Washington, D.C. are some of the most comprehensive in the nation; they can and do save lives. The Court’s decision today is fully respectful of the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners.”