Heller says the D.C. law has it backward: "I can protect [federal workers], but, at the end of the day, they say, 'Turn in your gun-you can't protect your home.'" Heller maintains that disassembled rifles and shotguns are no substitute for handguns "any more than the government could prohibit books because it permits newspapers and considers them an 'adequate substitute.'" Last March, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed two to one that the district's prohibition was not only unreasonable but also clearly unconstitutional.
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