Skip to comments.MILLER: Emily gets her gun, Part 2(DC)
Posted on 01/09/2012 5:48:14 AM PST by marktwain
Over the past couple months, Ive been trying to get a legal gun in the District. I always knew this would be a challenge, but I had no idea how time-consuming it would be to complete all 17 steps the city requires. Im not even halfway done.
My quest started in October at the D.C. Gun Registry at the police department. I met with Officer Brown, who put piles of paper on the desk between us. Heres everything you need to know, she said, pointing to a stack about a quarter-inch thick.
I asked where I could buy the gun. You can go to any licensed dealer in another state - or on the Internet, she said. Then give this form to Charles Sykes downstairs, and hell go pick it up for you and transfer it. I glanced through the registration packet and saw no reference to Mr. Sykes or transferring a gun. So I figured while I was there, I should track down this man, who seemed to play a key role.
By luck, Mr. Sykes was in the office, where he works about four hours a day, by appointment, as Washingtons only legal gun broker. While gun sales have been skyrocketing in the rest of the country, D.C. residents have been buying at a rate of about 250 a year, so Mr. Sykes isnt getting rich. He charges $125 to pick up the gun and do the transfer.
I told Mr. Sykes that Id recently asked D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown whether he supported the Second Amendment. I dont support having more guns in the District of Columbia, Mr. Brown had replied, I dont think we need more guns in our streets.
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Not knocking her endeavour but...
“My quest started in October at the D.C. Gun Registry at the police department. I met with Officer Brown, who put PILES of paper on the desk between us. Heres everything you need to know, she said, pointing to a stack about a QUARTER-INCH THICK.” (emphasis provided)
Cripes, “QUARTER-INCH THICK”...I’ve got more money than that in my wallet and I don’t carry cash..
Considering the WT’s picture of the senior editor, I vote that she’s definitely NOT GUILTY!
Yes 500% more than the normal transfer fee.
That $125 is a high rate. $50 is too high to register bun, but in DC this fellow has to go pick and deliver the gun. It includes delivery.
I called the National Rifle Association to see if I could take the class at its headquarters, but it didnt have any D.C.-certified instructors.
WTH? You're the NR-frickin-A, and you don't have anyone certified to train DC citizens? At your headquarters? That I don't understand.
DC is the controlling authority here, not the NRA.
Good point. My initial thought was, you’re the NRA, you should be the first ones in the door to become certified trainers once the court’s ruling went into effect. Of course being the NRA the leftists in power would conveniently ignore you and “certify” other parties.
Should be delivered by the Swedish Bikini Team in a limo for that much.
I’m hoping that the Second Amendment Foundation will take a case on her behalf. DC owes her a lot of money and the courts need to strike down ALL of these restriction since taken together they amount to monumental infringement of the right.
Well, there’s a lot of difference between ‘shall not infringe’ and 1/4 inch of paper. Even where I live in Illinois, which is not a gun-friendly state, the application is one half-sheet of paper, with a $10 filing fee, that is good for 10 years.