As Twitchy reported, Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban was struck down by a federal judge last Saturday as unconstitutional. The Washington Post reports today, however, that the judge has issued a 90-day stay on the decision:
The judge’s stay, in effect for 90 days, gives city officials and D.C. police officers some breathing room to respond to a ruling that overturned the District’s primary gun-control law.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and city government officials asked for a temporary reprieve on Monday because they said the ruling left many unanswered questions and had led to safety concerns. Lanier told officers in a memo on Monday night that they could no longer stop someone simply for transporting a gun in public.
In the meantime, one D.C. councilman has produced a sign for business owners who would prefer to keep handguns off of their property.