Monday, February 8, 2010

Gun Control in the Capital

This article is about how NBA basketball player Gilbert Arenas is facing legal trouble for storing handguns in the Verizon Center locker room. According to Peter Nickles, the District of Columbia’s attorney general, “The District of Columbia is about as unique a place as there is in the country in terms of regulating firearms because of its need to balance safety with the Second Amendment right to bear arms.” Since DC is such as violent place, the issue of gun control is taken very seriously. This article details the history of gun control in the nation’s capital. The issue of violence in the capital is very interesting, since people tend to except the capital to be a shining beacon of democracy, where the principles of liberty and equality reign supreme. It is easy to forget that people besides congressmen and government officials live in the city every day and have to deal with issues that arise when living in a large urban center.

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