Argument: The handgun ban is ineffective at stopping handguns homicides
- David Nakamura and Robert Barnes , “D.C.'s Ban On Handguns In Homes Is Thrown Out, Fenty Promises to Fight Appellate Court's Ruling”,Washington Post Staff Writers Saturday, March 10, 2007; Page A01 "Critics have long said that the D.C. law is ineffective, noting that the city has had hundreds of homicides in recent years, most of which were committed with handguns. Of last year's 169 homicides, 137 were committed with firearms, D.C. police said. Enforcing the strict handgun ban is difficult with so many guns on the streets, but police recovered more than 2,600 guns last year."