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Warning: D.C. cops under orders to arrest tourists with empty bullet casings
Washington Examiner ^ | 5 September, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD

Posted on 09/05/2013 10:04:15 AM PDT by Errant

Washington police are operating under orders to arrest tourists and other non-residents traveling with spent bullet or shotgun casings, a crime that carries a $1,000 fine, a year in jail and a criminal record, according to a new book about the city's confusing gun laws.

"Empty shell casings are considered ammunition in Washington, D.C., so they are illegal to possess unless you are a resident and have a gun registration certificate," pens Emily Miller in her investigative book, "Emily Gets Her Gun: ... But Obama Wants to Take Yours."

Under the law, live or empty brass and plastic casings must be carried in a special container and unavailable to drivers. Having one, for example, in a cup holder or ash tray is illegal.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist; corruption; crime; dc; democrats; govtabuse; guncontrol; guns; rapeofliberty; rkba; secondamendment; tyranny
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DC laws are as onerous as Mexico's and its officials as corrupt.
1 posted on 09/05/2013 10:04:15 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

My .44 mag key chain is a jailable offense?


2 posted on 09/05/2013 10:06:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
My .44 mag key chain is a jailable offense?

Only in the nation's capitol.

/johnny

3 posted on 09/05/2013 10:07:52 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek
You might want to leave it at home if you plan on visiting.

Just sayin'...

4 posted on 09/05/2013 10:08:12 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

What BS


5 posted on 09/05/2013 10:09:31 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Errant

OK, I shoot a muzzle loader.

Therefore my empty cartridge case is ... a loaded cartridge minus the powder and bullet, which = thin air!

So an empty cup holder in my car is an empty cartridge case for my muzzle loader.

I am in BIG trouble.


6 posted on 09/05/2013 10:11:47 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Errant

Welcome to the former United States.


7 posted on 09/05/2013 10:12:52 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Errant

Hello Officer, my name is David Gregory.


8 posted on 09/05/2013 10:14:23 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Errant

Give one to David Gregory.

Then drop a dime to the fuzz.


9 posted on 09/05/2013 10:14:51 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Errant
The NRA gave out dummy bullets signed by Tom Selleck. I guess those would be met with the same jack booted storm trooper laws too?
10 posted on 09/05/2013 10:14:56 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: cripplecreek

I have one of those too.


11 posted on 09/05/2013 10:17:01 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Red in Blue PA

Caught dead to rights and yet still walking free.


12 posted on 09/05/2013 10:17:26 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Errant

Is this from The Onion or have lawmakers gone berserk?


13 posted on 09/05/2013 10:18:14 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
And this is why I choose Detroit over most American cities. At least in Detroit I can walk down the street with a gun on each hip, shoulder holsters, and an AR-15 slung across my back if I want and I could actually use them if threatened.



God bless America and make my day.
14 posted on 09/05/2013 10:18:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Rusty0604

Mine’s a hollowpoint.


15 posted on 09/05/2013 10:19:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Errant
Laws for thee, but not for me.

Tagline.

16 posted on 09/05/2013 10:20:19 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Errant

It would be fun to walk the streets of DC and just drop spent bullet casings on the street - just to watch these losers freak out.


17 posted on 09/05/2013 10:21:22 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: JRandomFreeper

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave


18 posted on 09/05/2013 10:21:57 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: Errant

Ridiculous - arousing or deserving ridicule : extremely silly or unreasonable : absurd, preposterous. See also Washington D.C.


19 posted on 09/05/2013 10:23:19 AM PDT by Kolb (Compone Accomoda Supera)
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To: cripplecreek
with a gun on each hip, shoulder holsters, and an AR-15 slung across my

I hardly ever dress up that formally. ;)

/johnny

20 posted on 09/05/2013 10:24:22 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Errant; All

Casings are common and free or cheap in Arizona...

Somehow, I doubt that D.C. officials will be convicted if someone rats them out for having a few casings in their car, porch or yard.

One wonders about clocks, belts, buckles and ornaments that are made with brass cases.

There has been a case pending in D.C. suing for the ability to carry a gun outside the home. The first judge refused to issue a ruling for two years. Then it was given to another judge. That judge has not yet ruled. It has been another two years.


21 posted on 09/05/2013 10:24:36 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: PGR88
It would be fun to walk the streets of DC and just drop spent bullet casings on the street - just to watch these losers freak out.

Yes, especially around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

22 posted on 09/05/2013 10:26:36 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: Kolb
Ridiculous - arousing or deserving ridicule : extremely silly or unreasonable : absurd, preposterous. See also Washington D.C

Ridiculous or not DC's blue gestapo will arrest you for it.

23 posted on 09/05/2013 10:30:52 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Errant

My 6 year old wanted to take a spent .45 bullet (not cartridge) that we found after a family session of shooting at the farm. It was in perfect shape with the barrel striations and all. It’s pretty cool. I’ve shown it to friends too.

BUT, I said absolutely not. I could only imagine how that might go over.


24 posted on 09/05/2013 10:30:54 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: onedoug

onedoug: “Welcome to the former United States.”

Land of the free. Home of the brave.

/s


25 posted on 09/05/2013 10:31:01 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Errant

Thanks! I know there’s a live .308 round in my truck’s cup holder.


26 posted on 09/05/2013 10:32:25 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: Veggie Todd

In the 90s this happened to one of my friends, pulled over for a redlight in DC, he had a spent .22 in his cup holder, used it to cut cigars, they arrested him and impounded his car. poor guy had to go to two court cases, one to get his car back, one for the charge. paid a huge fine and impound fees. This is not a new law.


27 posted on 09/05/2013 10:32:44 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: PGR88
It would be fun to walk the streets of DC and just drop spent bullet casings on the street - just to watch these losers freak out.

I find spent casings in the bed of my pickup routinely. It would be fun to dump a bucket of .22 shell casings in the bed of a truck and just drive around DC letting them fall out all over town. DC LEO would be inundated with investigations.

28 posted on 09/05/2013 10:33:38 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Hello Officer, my name is David Gregory.

Bingo.....precedence is set.

29 posted on 09/05/2013 10:34:22 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Errant

My son carries a shell casing from the 21 gun salute my Dad got at his National Cemetery funeral.

Trying to take it away from him would be a BAD idea.


30 posted on 09/05/2013 10:34:41 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Errant

This will be challenged in court.


31 posted on 09/05/2013 10:35:05 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Errant
"Empty shell casings are considered ammunition in Washington, D.C.

Makes sense. They consider an empty suit the President.

32 posted on 09/05/2013 10:37:09 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Errant

Lets outfit the Secret Service with spent casings if they are no different from the ones with powder in ‘em.


33 posted on 09/05/2013 10:43:00 AM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: Stillwaters

If you ever go to D.C. leave your chalk holder at home.


34 posted on 09/05/2013 10:48:16 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Errant

The old FBI building used to have quite a gun range in the basement. Their janitors must have some kind of exemption.


35 posted on 09/05/2013 10:56:30 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: cripplecreek

Cool! All my hollowpoints are not keychains.


36 posted on 09/05/2013 10:56:44 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: from occupied ga

No doubt. Yet another reason why DC is not on my travel list.


37 posted on 09/05/2013 11:03:33 AM PDT by Kolb (Compone Accomoda Supera)
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To: Errant

I just saw this:
The city council in Washington, DC is considering a bill, cosponsored by a majority of the council, that would decriminalize the possession of marijuana up to an ounce, making it a “civil offense” resulting in a fine, according to the local NBC affiliate. The primary sponsor of the bill, Tommy Wells, says the bill is a matter of “social justice,” and that he’s not concerned with the legal status of marijuana insomuch as he’s concerned about the 6,000 people, predominantly African-American, that are arrested for “using small amounts of marijuana.”


38 posted on 09/05/2013 11:07:50 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: fella

The Hoover Building still does (at least as of 3 years ago), just not open to the public for tours anymore.


39 posted on 09/05/2013 11:07:57 AM PDT by par4
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To: tacticalogic

BINGo!
Note: small o.


40 posted on 09/05/2013 11:14:37 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: null and void

I went to a friend’s father’s funeral at Arlington in 2002. He presented me with a spent blank shell casing from the honor guard. I still have it.

So.....if I had driven across the Memorial Bridge and got stopped, I would have been arrested?

D.C. is its own banana republic.


41 posted on 09/05/2013 11:17:52 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Errant

Someone who gets arrested just needs to file another lawsuit against DC, and let them get smacked down by the Supreme Court, AGAIN. These laws are unconstitutional, how many times do they need to have that explained to them?


42 posted on 09/05/2013 11:33:08 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Scrambler Bob

The precedent for this is when we let jurisdictions all over say that an empty beer can in a vehicle is the same as a full beer can. Once you let the legislatures rewrite reality using the law, there is no telling where it will end.


43 posted on 09/05/2013 11:35:34 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
Someone who gets arrested just needs to file another lawsuit against DC, and let them get smacked down by the Supreme Court, AGAIN. These laws are unconstitutional, how many times do they need to have that explained to them?

The problem is that there is no downside to the tyrants. The blue goons will not face any repercussions. The Politicans will face no repercussions. The only downside is to the poor sucker who gets arrested. That is the whole problem with gun control. There is no downside to the anti-gunners. They are no consequences to them if they lose. If they would actually have something at risk in their anti-gun schemes it would be a bit symmetric, but as it is it's totally asymmetric. The only ones who lose are those of us who value freedom.

44 posted on 09/05/2013 11:38:20 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Errant

Speaking of DC, I wonder whatever became of that guy who loaded a shotgun in DC and showed the video on YouTube?

I heard that a week or so later, a SWAT team stormed his house in Virginia (outside of DC jurisdiction) and took him away, and denied bail because he was deemed “too dangerous”.

I haven’t heard a thing since. Guess he got disappeared?


45 posted on 09/05/2013 11:38:28 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Errant

Everyone mail your representatives and senators with a single .22 casing.
Then call the DC cops.
This should be fun.


46 posted on 09/05/2013 11:40:46 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: cripplecreek

I attached a .308 inert round to my coat zipper. Never even got a bad look when I wore it to the school I taught in. In The People’s Republic of Ned Jersey no less.


47 posted on 09/05/2013 11:43:01 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Rusty0604

But it’s not a cartridge case, it’s my pot pipe.


48 posted on 09/05/2013 11:56:48 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: onedoug

“Welcome to the former United States.”

Washington, D.C. Freedom stops here.


49 posted on 09/05/2013 12:00:03 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: from occupied ga

“There is no downside to the anti-gunners. They are no consequences to them if they lose.”

Which is why we need to bring back tarring & feathering, and possibly dueling. Unless there is more at stake for politicians than simply losing their office, they won’t ever behave themselves.


50 posted on 09/05/2013 12:01:17 PM PDT by Boogieman
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