Argument: The DC handgun ban is a local legislation responding to local needs

Supporting Evidence

  • Oral arguments in DC vs. Heller. Mr. Dellinger “Here you’ve got local legislation responsive to local needs, and this is local legislation in the seat of the government where Congress, which was created in order to protect the security of the national government, and where it would be extraordinary to assume that this is the one place that you’re not going to incorporate it, the one area in the United States where no government, free of restrictions of the Second Amendment, could control dangerous weapons.”