Skip to comments.Emily gets her gun
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 This series will follow me as I navigate the city bureaucracy and outdated rules in order to legally buy a firearm.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.
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.
"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 ...
Getting a gun will be next to impossible. Even if she gets one she will have to keep it locked up in her house.
CW2 will not be kind to blond airheads who live in carjack range of the 'hood.
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.
Looking forward to following the perils of Emily on her journey to obtain her right to bear arms.
Realize this comes from the perspective of a senior citizen, but I call 100% NOT GUILTY.
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.
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.
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.
I appreciate her exercising her right to bare arms, too. :)
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.
What says that a portion of the country won’t set up similar to the Tri-States or SUSA from Johnstone’s series?
However, Washington DC and other strategic urban areas would be considered targets during a limited nuclear war against the Russians and Chinese.
And nice arms, too.
Thanks for posting! Read this on the way to work this morning.
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...
Appreciate the videos posted at your link/blogpage.
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?
Emily, how about moving to a better neighborhood? Just a thought.
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.
possibly -> possible.