Unless and until the Supreme Court says otherwise, it looks as though the District of Columbia's 31-year-old gun ban is history. Good riddance.
In a landmark opinion Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed a lower federal court on all counts and concluded that "the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms."
The case, Parker v. District of Columbia, was brought by six D.C. residents who want to possess functional firearms within their homes for self-defense. Their lawsuit was not about machine guns and assault weapons. They didn't ask for the right to carry guns outside their houses. Parker was about ordinary handguns, in the owner's private residence....
Korea has very strict gun laws - its hard to own any type of gun. The result is less violent crimes are committed with guns. Stats show that this type of gun control reduces more crimes than those countries with guns.
I lived overseas for over 12 years and gun control is good if done right. The problems with the U.S. is that you cant go back and take guns away, as that is your right by law.
Its not a big deal for me, just stating what I have seen.
Ironic, that the focal-point of the "free world", ringed with modern weapons defending the prominent, has humble residents who do not feel safe in their own homes & had to beg the court to break the gov't monopoly on weaponry.