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Emily gets her gun
The Washington Times ^ | Oct 5, 2011 | Emily Miller

Posted on 10/06/2011 2:57:45 PM PDT by bkopto

I want a gun. I don't feel safe living in Washington, D.C. and want to protect myself. I'm starting today by going down to City Hall to find the gun permit office to tell them, "I want a gun." This series will follow me as I navigate the city bureaucracy and outdated rules in order to legally buy a firearm.

My desire for a gun started when I had to face down over a dozen criminals on an empty cul de sac in Washington, D.C., armed only with a Blackberry.

SNIP

I was alone in an empty house with a useless dog. I spent the night in the master bedroom with a dresser pushed up against the inside of the door. I didn't sleep much. I kept thinking how safer I would feel if I had a gun next to the bed.

The next day, I took to Twitter to ask about how to get a gun. The replies were disappointing: "No 2nd amend in D.C." "Only one guy can sell weapons in DC- good luck with that." "Call the NRA." I knew that the Supreme Court had recently overturned the Washington's gun ban, so I didn't understand why gun owners were so down on my idea. My friends came back the next day, but I sill wondered why I couldn't get a gun.

SNIP

"A GUN. I want a gun." I said emphatically. "I don't know what's going on in this city, but apparently no one is listening to the Supreme Court."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: banglist; dc; firearms; washingtondc
The adventures of Emily, an ongoing series of hers in the Washington Times regarding her efforts to obtain a legal gun in DC. Someone please post pix of Emily. Thanks.
1 posted on 10/06/2011 2:57:49 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto
As requested:


2 posted on 10/06/2011 2:59:35 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: bkopto

Getting a gun will be next to impossible. Even if she gets one she will have to keep it locked up in her house.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 3:09:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: bkopto; archy; Joe Brower; hiredhand; Black Agnes; Squantos; CodeToad; river rat; B4Ranch
Move, Emily. Move now.

CW2 will not be kind to blond airheads who live in carjack range of the 'hood.

Bracken: The CW2 Cube -- Mapping The Meta-Terrain Of Civil War Two


4 posted on 10/06/2011 3:10:54 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: smokingfrog

http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1237,q,566982.asp


5 posted on 10/06/2011 3:12:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: bkopto
From her Twitter ...

I was looking at the Washington Times website to see if I could get automatic updates on her columns but I don't see a way. Guess I'm stuck with Facebook or Twitter.

6 posted on 10/06/2011 3:41:40 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: bkopto

Looking forward to following the perils of Emily on her journey to obtain her right to bear arms.


7 posted on 10/06/2011 3:46:18 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Honkies for Herman......Crackers for Cain)
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To: bkopto

Great post.


8 posted on 10/06/2011 3:49:28 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Realize this comes from the perspective of a senior citizen, but I call 100% NOT GUILTY.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 3:50:09 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Spktyr

So someone let her housesit, and she proceeded to go for a walk while consciously deciding to leave the door unlocked.

Not sure if she’s precisely what I’d call gun-owning material.


10 posted on 10/06/2011 3:53:40 PM PDT by Realness
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To: nascarnation
This judge agrees with your reasoned verdict and thanks you for your service.


11 posted on 10/06/2011 3:55:53 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: bkopto; Travis McGee

Fearless prediction: Emily won’t be getting her gun in D.C. in time. Events are accelerating. All Hell is about to break loose. Waiting for a bureaucratic decision on what is an unalienable right is a losing proposition. As stated, Emily needs to move. Now.


12 posted on 10/06/2011 4:01:27 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: bkopto
Good article. Pretty lady as well.

My advice to her. Look to the South. It's the Potomac River. On the other side is Virginia. They still respect the 2nd Amendment there. DC may have overturned the ban, but there are more hoops to jump through than the EPA.

Based on her other column, I highly recommend she goes to an NRA firearms instructor as well.

13 posted on 10/06/2011 4:04:16 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Detroit Tigers - First major league team to clinch division title this year.)
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To: Recon Dad
Looking forward to following the perils of Emily on her journey to obtain her right to bear arms.

I appreciate her exercising her right to bare arms, too. :)

14 posted on 10/06/2011 4:08:00 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: nascarnation
Realize this comes from the perspective of a senior citizen, but I call 100% NOT GUILTY.

LOL! Obviously age has only sharpened your NOT GUILTY/GUILTY skills :-)

She has a hotlink to her Facebook account in the Washington Times article. She already has an update but I haven't had time to read it yet.

15 posted on 10/06/2011 4:10:46 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Travis McGee

What says that a portion of the country won’t set up similar to the Tri-States or SUSA from Johnstone’s series?


16 posted on 10/06/2011 4:14:53 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Travis McGee

However, Washington DC and other strategic urban areas would be considered targets during a limited nuclear war against the Russians and Chinese.


17 posted on 10/06/2011 4:17:49 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Recon Dad
on her journey to obtain her right to bear arms

And nice arms, too.

18 posted on 10/06/2011 4:29:33 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: bkopto

Thanks for posting! Read this on the way to work this morning.


19 posted on 10/06/2011 4:35:31 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Realness
Not sure if she’s precisely what I’d call gun-owning material.

On top of that...an enterprising bad guy will know when she gets her gun...because she's gonna write about it...and he can come take it away from her.

Not smart to advertise...

20 posted on 10/06/2011 5:16:03 PM PDT by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: Travis McGee

Appreciate the videos posted at your link/blogpage.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 5:20:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: bkopto

This is what happens when the police lose control of the city’s criminal element. She feels a need to grab hold of something that scares her - for survival.

If the government would just lose control of the business element, people would create their own businesses and jobs. Which Amendment is that freedom under?


22 posted on 10/06/2011 5:29:55 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
She can buy a gun in VA. If DC tries to arrest her, she'd better be ready to file a lawsuit. This is the only way to send its liberal bureaucracy a message. DC has refused to conform to Heller so citizens will have to take matters into their own hands. If you need permission to exercise a right, its NOT a right!
23 posted on 10/06/2011 5:34:48 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Thunder90
Shoot, I even wrote a couple books like that.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 7:18:37 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: bkopto

Emily, how about moving to a better neighborhood? Just a thought.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 9:31:08 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Travis McGee
Shameless self-promotion! :)

The series is excellently written for those who have not read anything by Matthew Bracken. Up until I took the plunge with Enemies Foreign and Domestic I considered Steven Hunter to be the premier author in the genre. Bracken is clearly his equal and superior in weapons knowledge and integration. But, as the author has indicated, the plots are timely. So, be prepared for a trip into the frighteningly possibly.

26 posted on 10/07/2011 10:45:36 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nonsporting

possibly -> possible.


27 posted on 10/07/2011 10:46:46 AM PDT by nonsporting
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