Skip to comments.Miller: D.C. police help get firearms to National Cathedral for event to promote gun control
Posted on 10/21/2013 5:30:38 PM PDT by neverdem
The highly restrictive firearms laws in Washington, D.C., are enforced differently depending on your status and political position on gun control.
Once again, the D.C. police are using their resources to provide illegal guns for a public relations stunt intended to pressure politicians to pass federal restrictions on the Second Amendment.
Outside the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, blacksmiths will forge firearms into garden tools as a symbolic enactment of this years theme, Swords into Plowshares.
The Children's Defense Fund, which is cosponsoring the event, said in a press release that blacksmiths will be using illegal guns confiscated by the police. The dramatic scene will follows a childrens church service in which the organizations president Marian Wright Edelman will speak.
It is illegal in the District to possess a firearm that is not registered. When asked about the event, Police Chief Cathy Laniers spokesman said that, These are not firearms. They are scrap parts only, and they are inoperable.
Thats actually legally irrelevant. According to the District firearms laws written after the Supreme Courts Heller decision in 2008, even a non-functioning firearm must be registered and can result in criminal liability. The chairman of the Fraternal Order of Police for D.C., Kris Baumann, disagrees with the department participating in this event...
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Gun control for thee but not for meeeeeeee! Is there ANY law the Dems won’t suspend for themselves??
I thought the “light in the loafers” metrosexuals up in D.C. weren’t allowed to own guns due to the fear that they might shoot somebody or even shoot themselves. What are these pigs up to?
“Gun control for thee but not for meeeeeeee! Is there ANY law the Dems wont suspend for themselves??”
No. That is one of the themes of the whole “progressive” movement. The laws are to be enforced as the rulers deem necessary, not with “equality before the law”.
I highly recommend “Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg.
Here it is at abebooks for under $4, including shipping.
They should tear down the Washington Cathedral it is no longer a place for Christians. Maybe they could turn it into a Yugo Car Dealership.
Dear Jesus, the moneychangers are in the temple again...