Skip to comments.MILLER: The new guide to getting a gun in D.C.
Posted on 07/12/2012 5:28:31 PM PDT by marktwain
While there are a few guides online about getting a legal gun in D.C., they are all outdated. Anything written before July 2012 does not reflect the changes in the firearm laws over the past six months which make the registration process somewhat easier and cheaper.
One of my goals over the last nine months writing this series, Emily Gets Her Gun, was to help other Washingtonians become gun owners as easily as possible. I went through the registration ordeal without taking any shortcuts or using insider information so that I could find every bump in the road or dead end. I never read any other guide on going through the process.
So here is my guide on how to get a gun in the District. The steps are listed in the order I think is quickest, followed by more detailed tips.
Get a gun -- If you arent just registering a gun that you already own, I suggest picking out and buying your gun first because the ten-day waiting period begins on the purchase date. Make sure your final pick is on one of these three states lists, and that it comes with a magazine that holds no more than 10 rounds.
Transfer the gun -- Handguns have to go through a local federal firearms licensee (FFL). Call D.C.s only legal gun dealer, Charles Sykes, and tell him you will be sending the firearm to his office. Phone is (301) 577-1427. Shotguns and rifles do not need to be transferred through a local FFL. They can then be shipped directly to you from the out-of-state dealer once you can show the registration certificate.
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Indeed. But God Bless her for what she has accomplished. Screams out for a Medal of Freedom, doesn’t it?
Holy Crappolla....I just walk in to Jaxon’s Hardware and say “I’ll take that one.”
That’s how we do it here, too. It was a good enough reason to move from Mexikalifornistan to Florida!