Showing typical liberal disdain for law when it actually applkies to them, post-Heller, Washington DC has thumbed its nose at the Supreme Court of the US, enacting restrictive legislation against gun ownership and denying Mr Heller his license in direct contravention of the court's decision.
The District's "emergency" action would keep the unconstitutional gun license requirement, keep the unconstitutional semiautomatic ban, and impose new unconstitutional "ballistics" requirements on those wishing to exercise their constitutional right to keep a firearm for self-defense.
But, even more flagrantly, the District would maintain the trigger lock and unloaded gun requirements which were explicitly overturned by the High Court.
GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt characterized the council's action by saying: "It is no wonder that the District is awash with lawlessness. The contempt for the law starts in the city council chambers."
And he also called on Congress to exercise its constitutional responsibility under Article I, Section 8, Clause 17, to rein in the lawless D.C. government - bipartisan which bills have been introduced.
"Obviously," said Pratt, "the District has demonstrated that it is unable to govern itself. So it's about time someone did it for them."