Argument: To maintain the handgun ban a change in the constitution is imperative

Issue Report: DC handgun ban

Supporting Evidence

  • Robert A. Levy , “Individual Ruling: D.C. Gun Ban Goes Down” National Review Online , March 13, 2007 “According to the appellate court, activities protected by the Amendment “are not limited to militia service, nor is an individual’s enjoyment of the right contingent upon his or her continued or intermittent enrollment in the militia.” In other words, the Constitution forecloses an outright ban on handguns. Ergo, if we Americans decide that a ban is required for public safety, we must change the Constitution. We cannot simply ignore the constitutional provision and act as though the document did not exist. That’s a recipe for lawlessness and mob rule. As a nation, we have chosen to have a written Constitution for good reason, and it has served us well for more than two centuries.”