The Washington D.C. area had the last complete ban on carrying a gun in public until today when the District Court struck down the ban. The case started in federal courts which ruled in another case back in 2008. The case had ruled that the Constitutional second amendment allows for individuals to retain guns at least in their home for self defense purposes. One year later, the Supreme Court extended that right for the rest of the nation. However, courts have continued to argue whether or not an individual can retain that constitutional right outside their homes. Senior District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Hr. who sits in Syracuse, New York made a ruling which allowed the Second Amendment right to extend beyond one's home. He noted that it is a fundamental right created by the Supreme Court six years ago. The judge barred city officials from being able to enforce the ban which was first imposed in 2008.