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Final D.C. gun law and rules

The Washington, D.C., city government on Wednesday made available the final versions of actions the City Council and the chief of police have taken on new handgun laws and regulations, responding to the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290) establishing a constitutional right to have a gun for self-defense in one’s own home.  The emergency law can be read here, the police regulations here, and the handgun amnesty provision here.