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Councilmember Phil Mendelson 
Reaction to Heller ruling
June 26, 2008

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For Immediate Release 
June 26, 2008 
CONTACT: Jason J. Shedlock
Phone: (202) 724-8779
Fax: (202) 724-8099

MENDELSON STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURTíS DECISION ON HELLER CASE

ďI look forward to working with the Executive and my colleagues on the Council. While I am disappointed in the Supreme Courtís decision on the Heller case, our response will be swift and comprehensive. We will have time to revise our registration law, while simultaneously ensure that the safety and well-being of those who live, work, and play in the District will be protected.Ē

Councilmember Mendelson has scheduled a public roundtable to discuss this issue. Below is a copy of the hearing notice.


Council of the District of Columbia
Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary
Notice of Public Oversight Hearing
1350 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004 

COUNCILMEMBER PHIL MENDELSON, CHAIRPERSON
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE JUDICIARY ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC OVERSIGHT HEARING

on

The United States Supreme Courtís decision in District of Columbia v. Heller 

on
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
12:00 p.m., Room 412, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary, announces a public oversight hearing on The U.S. Supreme Courtís decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. The oversight hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 12:00 p.m., in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building. 

The purpose of the oversight hearing is to receive testimony from the public, legal service providers, and government officials on the impact of the Heller decision on the Districtís gun laws. On June 26, 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that will require the District to revise its gun laws. The hearing will explore suggestions for how the District may preserve its laws controlling guns and protect public safety. 

Those who wish to testify should contact Mr. Victor Bonett, Legislative Analyst, at (202) 724-4865, by fax at (202) 724-6664, or via e-mail at vbonett@dccouncil.us and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Monday, June 30, 2008. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Monday, June 30th, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted either to Mr. Bonett, or to Ms. Cynthia Brock-Smith, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.

Jason J. Shedlock
Senior Policy Analyst & Director of External Affairs

Office of Councilmember Phil Mendelson (At-Large)
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(o) 202/724-8779 (c) 202/215-8680 (f) 202/724-6664

jshedlock@dccouncil.us

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