Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) has decided to introduce legislation tomorrow that will address the Supreme Court ruling on the city's gun ban. The bill would repeal the prohibition on handguns.
He made the announcement at the council's news briefing held in preparation for tomorrow's meeting.
It would still require that a firearm be disassembled, unloaded and trigger-locked in the home but would tweak the current law to allow an exception for self-defense.
A draft of the bill will not be available until this afternoon, he said.
Mendelson said he would still wait until the fall to introduce more comprehensive legislation, which would address the city' registration law.
Jason Shedlock, Mendelson's special assistant, said the council member wanted to introduce legislation to give the council a starting point in responding to the landmark ruling that struck down the District's 32-year-old ban. The council would not vote until the fall.
Mendelson said he does not believe it is necessary to move as emergency legislation but will use Wednesday's public roundtable for guidance.