Our side is winning the poll, 86% to 14%.D.C. Council Member Phil Mendelson has scheduled a hearing that will focus on gun control and gun violence. The hearing will be held on March 21.
"This ruling is frightening in its scope," Mendelson said. "It has national implications with regard to gun control statutes across the county. It's the first time that a federal court has sad that the Second Amendment restricts or prohibits gun control."
Preliminary D.C. police statistics show that 267 gun-involved robberies and assaults were reported during the first six weeks of 2007, compared with 181 in the same period in 2006, Mendelson said.
"This situation will likely worsen if the court's decision is not overturned," he said. "Guns are too commonplace, already."
A spokeswoman for the district attorney general's office would not comment on the ruling.