D.C. Metro Shoots Down City’s Excuse

posted on July 21, 2015

When NRA criticized the District of Columbia’s gun ban in the wake of a fatal stabbing on a train, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson tried to deflect guilt by claiming that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) prohibits firearms regardless of the city’s laws. But according to a spokesman for WMATA, that is simply not true.

“We are governed by the laws of each jurisdiction,” said Mike Tolbert on behalf of WMATA, stating that the organization has no internal policy on allowing carry. In fact, it is fully legal for a permit holder to carry a firearm in WMATA facilities in Virginia. It looks like the ball in back in Mendelson’s court to defend D.C.’s eagerness to disarm its residents.

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