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EDITORIAL: The Districtís backdoor gun ban
The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2011 | Editorial

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 city’s 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 purchaser’s 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 don’t understand why they try to make it so difficult for the honest people from getting a gun the right way,” said Mr. Sykes.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; kwamebrown; washingtondc

1 posted on 10/10/2011 5:11:44 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
“I don’t understand why they try to make it so difficult for the honest people from getting a gun the right way,” said Mr. Sykes.

Because they're statist tyrants, Mr. Sykes. Statist tyrants hate freedom (for you).

2 posted on 10/10/2011 5:21:47 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Come to Florida.

Thanks Mr. Bush, for the Castle Doctrine in 05.

Kel-tec .380 w/hollow points. Don’t leave home without it.


3 posted on 10/10/2011 5:26:54 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Still Thinking
Because they're statist tyrants, Mr. Sykes.

Exactly, and I believe Mr. Sykes knows that but won't speak up for fear of retaliation by the likes of Kwame.

4 posted on 10/10/2011 5:27:33 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

5 posted on 10/10/2011 5:28:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Washington Times - Emily Miller


6 posted on 10/10/2011 5:48:40 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: VeniVidiVici

Well I think I’d rubber stamp HER license!


7 posted on 10/10/2011 6:01:06 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: jazusamo

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.


8 posted on 10/10/2011 6:02:01 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

APPROVED WITHOUT DELAY.


9 posted on 10/10/2011 6:57:03 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: zeugma; All
There have been several attempts to remove the D.C. Governments ability to regulate firearms. Some have come close, all have failed. None have been attempted since the November election last year, but in the House Republican’s defense, they have been very busy, and it is likely the Senate would not pass it and the President would veto it. They do *not* have unlimited power. It is what a govenment of checks and balances is all about.
10 posted on 10/10/2011 7:06:18 PM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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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.


11 posted on 10/10/2011 8:26:06 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma
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.

12 posted on 10/10/2011 8:29:34 PM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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