During his presidency in the early part of the 19th Century, Andrew Jackson famously challenged the United States Supreme Court to try and enforce a ruling with which he disagreed. The high Court, absent any physical means to force a commander in chief to obey its order, could do little in the face of Jackson’s defiance. The government of the District of Columbia in 2010 is emulating Jackson’s defiant attitude. The issue involves the extent to which law-abiding citizens in the nation’s capitol – which has long been a city that believes the safest citizenry is a disarmed citizenry – may possess a firearm in their own home.
Read Original at: The Atlanta Journal Constitution