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MILLER: Q&A on D.C.'s gun laws
The Washington Times ^ | 15 August, 2012 | Emily Miller

Posted on 08/16/2012 7:00:36 AM PDT by marktwain

The shooting at the Family Research Council in Washington on Wednesday raised many questions about the guns laws in the District of Columbia. As people continued to tweet me questions, I decided to answer them all in one post. Below are your questions, followed by my responses. Feel free to elaborate in the comment section at the bottom.

Q: Is it legal to carry a concealed firearm in DC?

A: No, the nation’s capital does not recognize the right to bear arms. It is illegal to have a gun outside the home in D.C. The city was forced in 2008 to recognize the right to keep arms when the Supreme Court ruled that the 30-year total ban on handguns was unconstitutional in the Heller decision.

Q: Does DC accept CCW from other states? Which ones?

A: No concealed carry permits can be used in D.C. It’s important for visitors to the nation’s capital to know this so that they don’t get arrested for an innocent mistake. It happens too often.

Under no circumstances can a non-resident of the District bring a gun into the city. Army 1st Seargent Matthew Corrigan spent two weeks in jail for unregistered guns. Read his story here.

Residents can have guns in their homes if each one is registered with the city. Click here to read my new guide to registering firearms in D.C.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; dc; infringements
Emily Miller packs a tremendous amount of information into this article.
1 posted on 08/16/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Liberals, Communists and Democrats hate a strong, packin' woman.


2 posted on 08/16/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Where are the liberals who would say: “I disagree with you carrying it, but I will defend to the death your right to do so.” ?


3 posted on 08/16/2012 7:39:15 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

LOL! Good question.


4 posted on 08/16/2012 7:40:32 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Most definitely NOT GUILTY!!! of anything, ever! Her series on Emily Gets a Gun and this article have got to be really irritating to certain DC pols. Congress needs to revoke the DC Home Rule legislation and clean the sewer.


5 posted on 08/16/2012 8:46:07 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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