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{ Heller } Man whose lawsuit scuttled DC gun ban gets permit
AP via SFGate ^ | 8/18/8

Posted on 08/18/2008 9:24:44 AM PDT by SmithL

WASHINGTON (AP) --

The man whose lawsuit overturned Washington's handgun ban has successfully registered his revolver, ending a more than 30-year wait to keep the weapon in his home.

Dick Heller walked out of D.C. police headquarters Monday, clutching a yellow firearms registration certificate stamped "approved." He gave the thumbs-up sign, grinned and said, "Victory!"

Heller was among the first people to seek a gun permit under new rules adopted after the Supreme Court struck down the city's 32-year-old handgun ban in June. Heller was the plaintiff in that case.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; dc; gunban; heller; parker; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed

1 posted on 08/18/2008 9:24:45 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

With all due respect to Mr. Heller, whom I admire for his courage in fighting the socialists, NO, it is not a “victory” yet. DC continues to ignore the ruling and basically do their own thing. I hope Mr. Heller enjoys disassembling his revolver and putting it together when a bad guy breaks in to his home.


2 posted on 08/18/2008 9:29:06 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: SmithL

What happened to his suit objecting to the banning of semiautomatic handguns as unconstitutionally banning a class of weapons in violation of the SCOTUS decision?


3 posted on 08/18/2008 9:30:14 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: SmithL

All that effort to register a .22???!
Just kidding. Thank you Mr. Heller.


4 posted on 08/18/2008 9:34:50 AM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: SmithL

Now the fun begins!

(Just kidding, officers....)

Congratulations Heller and thanks for going through the hassle.


5 posted on 08/18/2008 9:41:22 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (My spiritual advisor is a lawyer.)
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To: dashing doofus

“All that effort to register a .22???!
Just kidding. Thank you Mr. Heller.”

Springfield Armory XD-40 — now that will stop a bad guy.


6 posted on 08/18/2008 9:48:55 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
DC continues to ignore the ruling and basically do their own thing.

It is a start. The gun grabbers enact laws and wait for them to be challenged in court. Taking 30 years to resolve. Thus they have had their gun ban in place for that period. Next is to go after the specific provisions outlawing a specific class of firearm. I oppose on principle the machine gun ban. Any weapon available to the military should be available to the general public, subject to the same provisions of ordinary weapons ownership.

The law needs to address the use of said firearm. You post regulations outlawing the use of a fully automatic firearms while hunting, etc. Use a full auto in the commission of a crime and you get the death penalty and executed A.S.A.P.

The mere possession of a fully automatic without a permit is a serious felony, and it shouldn't be.

But the liberals want firearms only in the hands of the government, which is the recipe for tyranny.

7 posted on 08/18/2008 9:49:17 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (I will not vote for Obama not because he is black, but because he is RED)
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To: Yo-Yo

“What happened to his suit objecting to the banning of semiautomatic handguns as unconstitutionally banning a class of weapons in violation of the SCOTUS decision?”

Suit was filed. I don’t know the next step, but just because the revolver was registered does NOT mean that the suit cannot and will not go forward. It IS going forward.


8 posted on 08/18/2008 9:49:47 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (An ex-citizen of the Frederation dedicated to stopping the Obomination from becoming President)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

Actually, it is a victory. One battle has been won, but the war is just beginning.


9 posted on 08/18/2008 9:50:27 AM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment-buy another gun today!)
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To: Londo Molari
Springfield Armory XD-40 — now that will stop a bad guy.

12 times over. Good gun.

10 posted on 08/18/2008 9:54:52 AM PDT by Lee N. Field (Whatever that raving thug false prophet in Florida is called, I want to be called something else.)
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To: Londo Molari
Springfield Armory XD-40 — now that will stop a bad guy.

After reading about this in a recent issue of "American Rifleman", I have decided it will be my next gun.
11 posted on 08/18/2008 9:59:49 AM PDT by wolfpat (If you don't like the Patriot Act, you're really gonna hate Sharia Law.)
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To: Lee N. Field
I opted for the XD-45. It's a BETTER gun!

L

12 posted on 08/18/2008 10:04:50 AM PDT by Lurker (Islam is an insane death cult. Any other aspects are PR to get them within throat-cutting range.)
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To: Lurker
I opted for the XD-45. It's a BETTER gun!

Bring on the caliber debate! Desert Eagle, anyone??

;-)

13 posted on 08/18/2008 10:10:19 AM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: SmithL
Dick Heller walked out of D.C. police headquarters Monday, clutching a yellow firearms registration certificate stamped "approved." He gave the thumbs-up sign, grinned and said, "Victory!"

Heller then shot several rounds in the air to celebrate. :-) Just kidding! We should all thank Heller for standing up not only for his rights, but those living in the D.C.

14 posted on 08/18/2008 10:41:15 AM PDT by TheDon
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To: SmithL

He will be the ONLY one to get this little permission slip from the local government...

I will be surprised if anyone else does...And it being reported...


15 posted on 08/18/2008 10:50:13 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: Lurker
I opted for the XD-45. It's a BETTER gun!

Arguably. But I traded off my only .40 (a CZ-100 -- don't ask) to get this, and had a buttload of .40 that I would otherwise have had to find a home for.

16 posted on 08/18/2008 10:50:24 AM PDT by Lee N. Field (Whatever that raving thug false prophet in Florida is called, I want to be called something else.)
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To: SmithL
registered his revolver

Is it a revolver or a Springfield Armory XD-40?

FMCDH(BITS)

17 posted on 08/18/2008 10:52:00 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Lee N. Field
and had a buttload of .40 that I would otherwise have had to find a home for.

I 'inherited' about a thousand pieces of .40 cal brass. I keep trying to convince Mrs. L that it's sufficient reason for me to purchase something to launch that particular caliber projectile.

So far, she's not buying it...

18 posted on 08/18/2008 10:52:39 AM PDT by Lurker (Islam is an insane death cult. Any other aspects are PR to get them within throat-cutting range.)
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To: Ouderkirk
But the liberals want firearms only in the hands of the government, which is the recipe for tyranny.

No kiddin'!

In what world when all the guns are in the hands of criminals and the government... it's safer for the law abiding citizens?

19 posted on 08/18/2008 11:33:17 AM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: neverdem; DaveLoneRanger
Ping!
20 posted on 08/18/2008 11:45:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Lurker

My Mrs would think exactly the same way except I would approach it differently.

“Honey, I have got a whole pile of .40 caliber brass. What brand of handgun would you like in a .40 caliber? The Springfield Armory XD-40 is one that you would just love to have, I’m sure.”

Then there would be the usual, “Do you have any pictures? Do you know anyone who has one, I’d like to shoot it before I buy one.”

All of which I would have preplanned and been well prepared for. Of course I would also have gotten the cash for our celebration dinner knowing full well that I would be the one to ‘break-in’ Momma’s new toy. Bullets, primers and powder would also have already been checked off on the ‘to do/done’ list.


21 posted on 08/18/2008 12:11:24 PM PDT by B4Ranch ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you"--John Steinbeck)
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To: B4Ranch
"The Springfield Armory XD-40 is one that you would just love to have, I’m sure.”

"Honey, you know I don't like auto-loaders. Now if you find a nice revolver in .40, let me know. And remember, it's got to be a nice, pretty stainless steel one!"

Me: "Curses! Foiled again!"

L

22 posted on 08/18/2008 12:24:07 PM PDT by Lurker (Islam is an insane death cult. Any other aspects are PR to get them within throat-cutting range.)
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To: SmithL
This paves the way for the NRA to start suing. I will enjoy watching these Hitler type cities conform to the constitutional rights a law abiding citizen already has.
23 posted on 08/18/2008 12:27:43 PM PDT by DlRTYHARY (The lessor of two evils... is still evil. "nicmarlo")
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To: SunkenCiv

It’s a start...


24 posted on 08/18/2008 1:24:39 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Gun-free zones aren't. Visit ConcealedCampus.com for more)
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To: Ouderkirk

My dad said there’s no reason for people to own machine guns. I wanted to have an argument right then and there with him about, but it would have gotten out of hand very quickly, and touched upon much more than the machine gun ban.

So I held my tongue.


25 posted on 08/18/2008 1:31:47 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: Lurker
"Honey, you know I don't like auto-loaders. Now if you find a nice revolver in .40, let me know. And remember, it's got to be a nice, pretty stainless steel one!"

I hear tell S&W's making the 610 again. 10mm/.40S&M moonclip goodness.

26 posted on 08/18/2008 1:36:21 PM PDT by Lee N. Field (Whatever that raving thug false prophet in Florida is called, I want to be called something else.)
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To: Lee N. Field
Thanks for the info. I'll run that by the Control Tower and see what happens.

Saw this on your FR Homepage:

and an Ishapore 2A (in 7.62x51!).

I own one of those, too. Great little rifle. Wish I'd bought half a dozen when Navy Arms had 'em for $125.00 a copy.

L

27 posted on 08/18/2008 1:42:37 PM PDT by Lurker (Islam is an insane death cult. Any other aspects are PR to get them within throat-cutting range.)
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To: dashing doofus

.50 Beowulf upper for an AR-15.


28 posted on 08/18/2008 1:45:29 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: Lurker

***I keep trying to convince Mrs. L that it’s sufficient reason for me to purchase something to launch that particular caliber projectile.

So far, she’s not buying it...***

So then you buy it. :)


29 posted on 08/18/2008 1:46:41 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: wastedyears
.50 Beowulf upper for an AR-15.

Nice. How's the recoil compared to the .223s?

30 posted on 08/18/2008 1:56:07 PM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: dashing doofus
I don't have a clue. I'd imagine the recoil is probably like getting punched in the face, though. And that really sucks.
Knocked out, blurry vision for at least 10 minutes.

31 posted on 08/18/2008 2:01:51 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: wastedyears

I think I’ll stick with the .223s.

I agree that recoil really, really sucks. Maybe Heller hates recoil too, and that’s why he went with the little .22 revolver....

;-)


32 posted on 08/18/2008 2:08:06 PM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: dashing doofus; wastedyears

From their website:

“Q: What is the recoil of the .50 Beowulf compared to?
Beowulf recoil can best be described as similar to a light 12 gauge load or a 20 gauge.”


33 posted on 08/18/2008 2:09:37 PM PDT by Eaker (I'm voting for McCain because he is white.)
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To: Lurker

I might just have to take a .357 and bore it out a bit. You know, maybe up to .40. ;`)


34 posted on 08/18/2008 2:59:19 PM PDT by B4Ranch ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you"--John Steinbeck)
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To: Lurker
I 'inherited' about a thousand pieces of .40 cal brass. I keep trying to convince Mrs. L that it's sufficient reason for me to purchase something to launch that particular caliber projectile. So far, she's not buying it...

You ain't been married long enough...Take it from an old ball and chain (30 yrs) and try this approach...

"Honey, you know how much I love you...If you let me have that new Springfield XD-40 that I've always dreamed of, I'll buy you that brand new Cherry Red V6 Camry Sport that you've always wanted!"

Worked for me!!! :)

35 posted on 08/18/2008 4:54:59 PM PDT by 41Thunder (The truth will set you free...just ask Bill Clinton)
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To: Lurker
and an Ishapore 2A (in 7.62x51!).

I own one of those, too. Great little rifle. Wish I'd bought half a dozen when Navy Arms had 'em for $125.00 a copy.

I wouldn't call it a "lttle" rifle. Another one I don't shoot near enough.

No idea what mine cost. It was a "prize of war" for de-hosing my dealer's computer, something I did with fair regularity. (Rest well, Gordy.)

36 posted on 08/18/2008 5:18:26 PM PDT by Lee N. Field (Whatever that raving thug false prophet in Florida is called, I want to be called something else.)
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To: Lee N. Field
It was a "prize of war" for de-hosing my dealer's computer,

Then you got a real deal. Hang on to it. Those Enfields have one of the smoothest bolt actions ever.

L

37 posted on 08/18/2008 5:25:26 PM PDT by Lurker (Islam is an insane death cult. Any other aspects are PR to get them within throat-cutting range.)
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To: Lurker

Krags and Enfields, gotta love’em.


38 posted on 08/18/2008 6:00:20 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: Lurker

Yes they are. Those Spanish 1916 Mauser Carbines are nice too. Have one in 308 Win. CETME. On another note that little pump rifle in 357 mag. that IMI made back in the early 90’s was interesting too. Shoulda grabbed one.


39 posted on 08/18/2008 6:16:54 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: basil

“Actually, it is a victory. One battle has been won, but the war is just beginning.”

Exactly, Take their “real estate” and keep advancing on their position. That’s how the Left does it and it works. These things take time to work through the system.


40 posted on 08/18/2008 6:19:41 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Second that. Most would have just shrugged and walked away.


41 posted on 08/19/2008 9:06:18 AM PDT by DarkSavant
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