A judge has now ruled that the ultra-liberal District of Columbia is liable for arrests which it carried out under a gun ban that has since been struck down.
As The Hill reports:
U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth issued his opinion in a putative class-action case brought by six plaintiffs, four nonresidents and two residents of D.C., who allege they were wrongfully arrested under a combination of D.C. gun laws.
The plaintiffs argued that the combination of three gun laws in D.C. made it impossible for individuals to carry guns for the purposes of self-defense.
“The District fails to address the key, undisputed fact in this case. There were no actions that the plaintiffs could have taken during the time period in question that would have allowed them to carry a gun for self-defense in the District of Columbia,” wrote Lamberth.
“In sum, plaintiffs were arrested, detained, and had their guns seized under a gun control regime that completely banned carrying handguns in public. That fact is undisputed,” he added.
An attorney for those who suffered at the hands of the D.C. police for attempting to legally carry firearms claimed that the ruling ‘completely vindicates’ their claims.