I Was Strapped With GatsWhen You Was Cuddling The Cabbage Patch

Good news for DC's wannabe gun owners (i.e., me) today, as a federal court rules that what amounts to a blanket ban on gun ownership in Washington violates the second amendment of the constitution. I was hoping to rush out somewhere and buy a gun (really!) but apparently I still can't get one: "The court's ruling only clarifies some constitutional points and orders a lower court to allow a suit filed by Dick Heller, one of the appellants, to move forward." Oy.

This is not, incidentally, a tongue-in-cheek post. My feeling is that DC law has been working as hard as possible for the past few decades to try and demonstrate the maxim that when guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. I don't write about this issue much because, hey, I don't want to be a wanker, but you can certainly mark me down as glad that Democrats seem to have dropped gun control as a cause here in the 21st century.