BUT I THOUGHT THE COMMUNITY DEMANDED IT: D.C. Gun Crackdown Meets Community Resistance. I guess the D.C. government fears it will lose in Heller and wants one last power-trip before it's too late. But if the gun-control had worked, why would they need to be confiscating them now?
Plus, more resistance from "the community" in Boston. When you can't even sell gun control in big urban areas like these, I think it means sentiments have shifted.