"The Court should also allow new briefing both by the amici who filed briefs before the panel and by other amici who may be interested in and affected by the Courtâ€™s decision and who could contribute meaningfully to the Courtâ€™s understanding of the issues raised."
Taler, these lawyers are accountable to the same electorate that watches TV footage of the mayor with the nose candy and the hos, then promply re-elect him. Surely you are not surprised.
I will offer my paraphrase of the en banc petition:
We here in the DC government would like to stubbornly press onward with our unconstitutional experiment. We realize that it isn't working. We, too, are afraid to go out a night. That being said, we have been making stupid laws for over 30 years now and would really like for you to butt out, notwithstanding that pesky 2nd amendment.