Skip to comments.MILLER: D.C. folds in gun rights battle
Posted on 05/10/2012 7:47:01 AM PDT by servo1969
Give the Council of the District of Columbia some credit. They're actually responding to criticisms about how the city's gun laws are being implemented.
The councils Judiciary Committee chairman, Phil Mendelson, used his oversight powers to force the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to make changes over the past two weeks so that officers would properly explain and enforce the three-year old firearms laws.
My series has exposed how the MPDs firearm registry office has been misleading the public about the gun laws, but the police department refused to admit fault or make the necessary modifications. Finally, I approached Mr. Mendelson about the problems.
The At-large Democrat presented many of my complaints in a letter to Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier on April 9.
Mr. Mendelson instructed her both on fixing the implementation of current law and how to change methods to reflect the revised gun law which passed the council on April 17 and will cut some of the red tape in the registry process.
So MPD has begun making the changes needed to be in compliance. Most significantly, the department updated its website and gun registration documents to correct the mistakes.
Here are the firearms issues raised in my series, along with Mr. Mendelsons oversight efforts and the MPDs response:
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They won’t really change until sued into submission.
God Bless her! She is single-handedly moving a mountain.
So the Democrats are looking out for the Poor are they?
Talk about a regressive tax structure!
Basically the Democrats that control the DC city government have doubled (or more) the cost of obtaining the legal means of self defense. An average good quality pistol will cost you around $450.
The Democrats are forcing the poor of their city to be in violation of the law in order to effectively defend their lives and their property in one of the most violent and crime ridden cities in the nation.
So the fight won't be over until the pointless registration process is eliminated. The Second Amendment is my registration certificate.
This is a fight we're winning, folks.
I don’t see a wedding ring. That’s it! It is time to propose marriage!
Or in Laz talk, I’d hit it so hard her slide would jam. I’m talking a polite and consensual hit. She is armed.