It's a fact, America has one of the highest gun violence rates in the world, as well as the highest gun ownership. It's common sense, too: You can't have gun violence in a place with no guns, so the inverse is also true, in a place with tons of guns you get more gun violence. With all the mass shootings, I have to think that people are finally coming to their senses.
The DC handgun ban is a violation of the second amendment and is not a popular law. It is sad that our nation's capital, which should be an example of constitutional law in practice, is directly violating a part of the Bill of Rights, one of the most important documents in American History.