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It's the first report, and who knows, maybe their "sources" are wrong. Could be a wild ride though!Mayor To Appeal Gun Ban Ruling
Court Overturns D.C. Handgun Ban
POSTED: 7:11 am EDT July 16, 2007
UPDATED: 9:29 am EDT July 16, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Sources told News4 on Monday that D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty will appeal a federal circuit court's decision to overturn the city's 30-year-old handgun ban.
Fenty will have to appeal the case to the Supreme Court.
In March, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals sided with six District residents who sued to be able to keep their guns for self defense.
The decision repealed much of the city's handgun ban, officials said, but the ban will stay in place through the appeals process.
If Fenty had chosen not to appeal and if the D.C. Council does not pass any laws restricting the sale or use of handguns, officials said residents would be able to purchase guns legally once the appeal period had expired.