Plaintiff Who Won Second Amendment Case Files New Gun Suit
The plaintiff who won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a ban on handguns in the home has filed a new lawsuit challenging Washington, D.C.’s new gun registration system.
Plaintiff Dick Heller seeks to overturn provisions that include a requirement for ballistics tests of registered handguns and restrictions on semiautomatic handguns, the Washington Post reports.
Heller was turned down when he tried to register a .45-caliber Colt semiautomatic handgun on the ground that it was a banned machine gun, the story says.
The suit also challenges the District’s gun registration fee and requirements that firearms be kept unloaded or equipped with trigger locks in the home, the Associated Press reports.
The Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller found an individual right under the Second Amendment to own a handgun for self-defense in the home.