Skip to comments.MILLER: My gun registration is approved(DC)
Posted on 02/03/2012 3:41:26 PM PST by marktwain
I gave the police department my application to register my gun in Washington, D.C. one week ago. So I called today to find out whether the application had been approved. It has. This means that I can soon take possession of a gun that, though I technically own it, has been sitting in a locked safe in the offices of the citys only gun dealer. Yet things are still not as simple as they seem. I must delve further into D.C. convoluted and undocumented laws and rules before I can actually bring my gun home.
To get to this point, I had to complete a number of steps at the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) on Wednesday. I had to take and pass a written test on District gun laws. Then I gave the registration office a complete set of my fingerprints, $60 in cash and a stack of papers. The documents included: a signed certification that I completed the mandatory 5-hour gun safety course; an eligibility form signed by a notary public; an application form filled out by D.C. gun dealer Charles Sykes; a form accepting the $35 fee to take my fingerprints; and an approval for the city to do a background check on me. I did this on Wednesday.
It doesnt take over a week to go through the documents. The city has a 10-day waiting period for, which Officer Hall in the registry office calls, the cool down laws. There's an unwritten policy that lets you use a receipt showing the day you purchased the gun (before having it transferred by Mr. Sykes) to subtract the elapsed days off your waiting period. It is unclear, but perhaps registrants can skip a second trip to MPD by buying the gun and then waiting ten days before registering it.
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Every little blurb I read from her about all this makes me believe she really doesn’t mind having to do all this unconstitutional stuff. In her heart of hearts I think she’s happy she’s playing along being a good little liberal. If she can do it then everyone else ought to as well and not bitch about it. That’s just my gut. Now I admit not reading every sentence and article she’s written about it, but I am just saying that’s my impression from the 3-4 blurb pieces I’ve read posted here.
I realized DC was messed up when I showed up there in ‘93 as a LEO intern with my GP-100 and stored it in the closet of American University. I didn’t know any better. Anyone that lives in that place without a gun is nuts.
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You couldn't be more wrong. From the beginning she has pointed out how ludicrous the whole D.C gun registration process is.
Though she didn't start out like this. She actually started the entire process to get a gun not knowing how ridiculous it was in response to a potentially dangerous situation she found herself in.
And you would be wrong.
I suggest you read the entire series. It's a good read, and you will understand her story better if you have the facts right.
Has she figured out how to buy ammunition yet, since she has to buy it in the district and the one gun dealer there doesn’t sell it.
Actually the District is spitting in the eye of the Supreme Court with all of their regulatory Bullsheit.
The Supreme Court should jump in an straighten this mess out, but they won’t.
(La-dash-a, just like it say!)
She’s not a liberal - she’s using the power of the pen to change things. She just testified before the City Council over how ridiculous the process is, and wants to see the laws repealed. Until then, she’s giving everyone a primer on how to defeat the system, because they have muddied it up in the hopes people will just give up.
Research over gut reactions is much better.
Well, then, if what you and others say is correct, I’m glad to be wrong.
I guess she’ll have to learn how to load her own ammo now.