Skip to comments.MILLER: Victory for gun rights in D.C.
Posted on 03/01/2012 3:27:08 AM PST by marktwain
The District has moved one step closer to showing due respect to the Second Amendment. Potential gun owners will now save hours of their time and hundreds of dollars as a council committee voted to eliminate hurdles meant to discourage the law-abiding from keeping arms in the nations capital.
The newly-drafted legislation eliminates the five-hour training requirement for gun ownership. As documented in The Washington Times Emily Gets Her Gun series, this turned out to be the most time-consuming and expensive barrier. The classes, which cost an average of $200, could not even be legally taken within city limits, calling into question the requirements constitutionality.
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Cathy Lanier asked the council to end the mandatory classes. She told The Washington Times that her department will instead provide a video online or at the registry office that covers gun safety and local laws. I think it makes sense, she explained. Well be more consistent with what other jurisdictions do.
The bill also does away with ammunition restrictions for registered gun owners. Under current law, residents face up to a year in jail for possession of any ammunition that is not in the same caliber or gauge as the registered gun. The city will also cancel the pointless vision and ballistics tests that were previously mandatory. The proposal will even allow the mayor to act as a gun dealer in the event the Districts only licensed broker, Charles Sykes, goes out of business.
Law-abiding gun owners will not be inadvertently made criminals as the new bill will suspend the registration renewal section of the law until Jan. 1, 2014. The District currently requires re-registration every three years, but MPD wasnt prepared to handle the workload.
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How to make the serfs fight though "the system" after the Supreme Court ruled against D.C., yet still not be able to protect themselves after all is said and done.
I would like to visit The Wall, but the rest of the gun free zone they call Washington DC does not appeal to me.
I have more enjoyable places to spend my tourist dollars in this country.
I guess my cartridge collection would get me a life sentence if I was in DC.
(Not that I would ever even consider living in DC.)
It’s rather sobering to compare the effect of the Supreme Court’s Heller decision with the effect of Emily Miller’s series. If it were not for the liberal strangle-hold on the media, our nation would have but a fraction of its present problems.
I had no idea that a mayor had the power to conduct retail transfers of firearms. Does the BATFE know about this?
Isn't it amazing how liberals can simply propose to ignore the federal laws which the rest of us must obey or face long prison sentences?
It's my opinion that the mere fact that the only FFL who has the authority to transfer firearms in DC could go out of business, leaving DC residents with no means to acquire guns, is absolute proof of the unConstitutionality of the FFL system.