Federal judge and instant popular guy, Frederick Scullin, overturned Washington D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was, wait for it, unconstitutional..

The court ordered the city to restore residents and non-residents the right to carry their handguns outside their homes, hotels, hostels and beyond.



“There is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny,” Judge Frederick Scullin said in an opinion.

“Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional,” he added in his 19-page ruling. Scullin made the ruling in the PALMER et al v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA et al case, which has been dragging on for five years. source

In 2008, the Supreme Court struck down D.C.’s all-out ban on handguns on the basis that it violated the right to bear arms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment.

An appeals court in 2011 required handguns to be registered.