A District of Columbia federal appeals court has ruled that D.C.'s ban on the ownership of handguns violates the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. A good round-up can be found at Michelle Malkin's post: Second Amendment victory in DC. See also the caveat from Jeff Soyer at Alphecca.
This comes much too late. My late Uncle Don was a dentist in DC; he obediently handed over the pistol that his Grandfather had carried in the Civil War.