Case Reopened for Gun Owner Convicted During D.C. Ban

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Fourteen years after he was forced to plead guilty to owning a gun in Washington, D.C. for self-defense, resident Dave Magnus may be one step closer to having his record cleared. The D.C. Court of Appeals has ordered the trial court to reopen Magnus's case in consideration of new circumstances. Ginny Simone speaks with Constitutional Attorney Steve Halbrook who explains that the outcome of Magnus's case could have major implications for other D.C. residents who were convicted for exercising their Constitutional rights during the years that the D.C. gun ban was enforced. Originally aired 1/10/2011.