Gun Ban Ruled Unconsitutional

Published 07/28 2014 12:42PM

Updated 07/28 2014 12:45PM

A Gun Control Law in Washington, DC, may soon be a thing of the past.

The nation's capital bans handguns in public.

But a federal court judge has now ruled that ban is unconstitutional.

In the ruling, issued Thursday and made public over the weekend, the judge said a total ban on carrying ready-to-use handguns could not be considered constitutional "under any level of scrutiny."

It's not clear what the immediate effect will be.

A group that advocates the right to bear firearms helped bring the lawsuit against the District of Columbia and its police chief.

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