D.C. Gun Ban Challenged Opponents of the strict ban on ownership and possession of handguns in Washington, D.C., are mounting a legal battle to overturn the law. NPR's Brian Naylor reports the legal fight will focus on the testimony of "sympathetic plaintiffs" -- ordinary citizens, who will argue that the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution guarantees their right to keep and bear arms.

Gun Control Opponents Challenge D.C. Handgun Ban

Gun Control Opponents Challenge D.C. Handgun Ban

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Opponents of the strict ban on ownership and possession of handguns in Washington, D.C., are mounting a legal battle to overturn the law. NPR's Brian Naylor reports the legal fight will focus on the testimony of "sympathetic plaintiffs" — ordinary citizens, who will argue that the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution guarantees their right to keep and bear arms.