City council members voted unanimously but reluctantly Tuesday to allow residents and visitors alike to carry concealed weapons in the streets of the US capital.

The measure replaces Washington’s longstanding ban on carrying firearms in public, which a federal judge in July declared unconstitutional.

“We really don’t want to move forward with allowing more guns in the District of Columbia,” said council member Muriel Bowser, a front-runner in the city’s mayoral election in November.

“But we all know we have to be compliant with what the courts say,” she said, quoted by The Washington Post newspaper.

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