D.C. Wire: David Nakamura

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/28/2011

D.C. alcohol board chairman Brodsky resigns

The chairman of the District’s alcohol control board resigned Friday, a year before his tenure expired, Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s office confirmed Saturday.

By David Nakamura  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 06/26/2008

Video Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling

D.C. Wire took this video today of Mayor Fenty, Police Chief Lanier, Attorney General Nickles and Supreme Court advocate Walter Dellinger, who argued the city's position in the handgun case, responding to the high court's decision to overturn the D.C. handgun ban....

By David A Nakamura  |  03:53 PM ET, 06/26/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 06/26/2008

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Responds to Gun Ruling

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) responded with the following statement: "Fortunately, the expected overturn of the District's absolute gun ban leaves considerable room for new, strict hand gun bans and other gun restrictions here. Despite the use of guns far more often for domestic violence and suicides than for self...

By David A Nakamura  |  02:48 PM ET, 06/26/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/26/2008

D.C. Government Phone Number For Gun Questions

Police Chief Cathy Lanier said residents can call 202.727.4275 between 7 am and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to get answers to basic questions about what the Supreme Court's ruling means for the city's gun laws. In a few days, she added, there will be a toll free hotline with...

By David A Nakamura  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/26/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 06/26/2008

D.C. Attorney General: All Guns Must Be Registered

The Supreme Court has struck down D.C.'s longtime ban on handguns, with a 5-4 ruling. Ruling can be read here. The question for city officials is: What now? In a recent interview (before the court ruled), Interim D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles was asked what would happen if the...

By David A Nakamura  |  10:15 AM ET, 06/26/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)