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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Federal judge upheld DC gun limits
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On March 26, 2010, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that firearms regulations in Washington, DC, including a ban on assault weapons and a prohibition on large capacity ammunition feeding devices, do not violate the Second Amendment. The ruling also upheld registration rules requiring a gun owner to submit fingerprints, photographs and pay for a ballistics test. In upholding the regulations, the judge cited the 2008 Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down an outright ban on handgun ownership in Washington, DC, but found a "substantial nexus between the registration requirements and the important governmental interest [of public safety] underlying those requirements."

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