The D.C government will petition the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of the federal circuit court's decision to overturn the city's 30-year-old handgun ban. Mayor Adrian Fenty's office says the city's ban on most handguns can and should be defended. In March, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals sided with six district residents who sued to be able to keep their guns for self defense. The decision repealed much of the city's handgun ban, but the ban stays in place through the appeals process. D.C. Attorney General Linda Singer plans to file a 30-day extension Monday so the request can get to the high court by Sept. 5.
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