DISTRICT BRIEFING

DISTRICT BRIEFING

Dick A. Heller holds his handgun registration certificate. His gun-rights fight isn't over: He has sued the city again, this time over what he calls cumbersome registration rules.
Dick A. Heller holds his handgun registration certificate. His gun-rights fight isn't over: He has sued the city again, this time over what he calls cumbersome registration rules. (Mark Wilson - Getty Images)
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

HANDGUN LAW

Plaintiff's Revolver Registration Approved

A 66-year-old security guard whose lawsuit overturned the District's handgun ban is now officially authorized to keep a revolver in his Capitol Hill home.

Dick A. Heller was given his handgun registration certificate at D.C. police headquarters yesterday.

He applied for it last month, a few weeks after the June 26 landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling favoring gun-ownership rights, and he had been waiting for police to complete a background check.

Heller recently sued the city again, saying the registration rules adopted by the D.C. government after the ban was overturned are too cumbersome and violate the spirit and letter of the court's decision.

-- Paul Duggan

CRIME

Maryland Teen Is Found Fatally Shot

A 17-year-old Prince George's County girl was shot to death early yesterday in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.

Officers responding to a report of gunfire shortly after 1:30 a.m. found the girl with a bullet wound in the 3600 block of 22nd Street, police said.

She was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police identified her as Shanee Daugherty of the 9500 block of Hobart Street in Springdale.


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