Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: The Districtís backdoor gun ban
Posted on 10/10/2011 5:11:41 PM PDT by jazusamo
Federal court weighs D.C.s convoluted registration scheme
Washington is doing everything it can to prevent residents from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. On Oct. 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the citys ban on high-capacity magazines and firearms that happen to have a scary appearance. The judges left open the possibility that some of the other absurd rules - including the testing of a purchasers knowledge of local gun laws, vision tests, ballistics tests and fingerprinting - might go too far.
A day after the ruling came down, The Washington Times Emily Miller went to the D.C. Firearms Registration office to get a first-hand look at just how obnoxious the rules could be. She left with a stack of papers and study material imposed on anyone daring to exercise a constitutional right.
Charles Sykes, the only vendor in the city with a license to complete a gun transaction in the District, was asked by The Washington Times about the complex process. I dont understand why they try to make it so difficult for the honest people from getting a gun the right way, said Mr. Sykes.
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Because they're statist tyrants, Mr. Sykes. Statist tyrants hate freedom (for you).
Come to Florida.
Thanks Mr. Bush, for the Castle Doctrine in 05.
Kel-tec .380 w/hollow points. Don’t leave home without it.
Exactly, and I believe Mr. Sykes knows that but won't speak up for fear of retaliation by the likes of Kwame.
Well I think I’d rubber stamp HER license!
Republicans control the House, where money bills must originate. If they wanted to do anything about this, they could. Apparently they don’t give a damn.
APPROVED WITHOUT DELAY.
As you noted, there have been no attempts since they took power last november. They don’t get a pass, because if you never try, you’ll never succeed.
They are human. They cannot undo 100 years of Progressive assault on the Constitution immediately. If we can get to the next election, hard work could get us a Senate and a President that at least have some understanding of their oath of office.
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