Argument: Mayor Daley of Los Angeles together with other lawmakers publicly supported the DC handgun ban

Issue Report: DC handgun ban

Supporting Evidence

  • Daley says he supports D.C. gun ban, Tuesday, March 18, 2008 “LOS ANGELES (WLS) — Mayor Daley says if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the ability of cities to regulate guns it would open a ‘Pandora’s box.’ The high court is considering a challenge by some residents to Washington D.C.’s strict handgun ban. As they heard arguments Tuesday, some justices seemed skeptical that the Constitution would allow a complete ban on handguns. On Tuesday in Los Angeles, Mayor Daley and several California lawmakers expressed their support for a plan to require micro-stamping on some weapons. It would make them easier to trace.He also expressed his support for the Washington D.C. ban.”We can outlaw smoking in a bar so quickly, you cannot outlaw guns in America? And guns kill you so quickly,” said Daley.”