Jacob Sullum says that even Heller himself might not get to register his handgun: “As I feared, the district’s position is that all handguns that accept magazines holding more than 12 rounds-meaning ‘all bottom-loading guns,’ according to a local news report-are prohibited under D.C.’s ridiculously broad ‘machine gun’ ban. So even though Heller’s pistol is a semiautomatic with a seven-round clip, it might as well be an Uzi as far as the district is concerned.”
UPDATE: Robert VerBruggen e-mails to clarify that is not just the D.C. government’s reading of their machine gun ban that produces this ridiculous conclusion, but the actual wording of the law itself.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?