There have been several news articles mentioning the low turnout for registration of firearms in D.C.Â Considering this is an amnesty, meaning you can bring guns that you might already have down to the police station, and the police will register them and make you legal, I’m not the least bit surprised by the low turnout.Â Pretty much the only people in DC that have guns right now are police and criminals.Â The criminals aren’t going to register their guns, and the police don’t have to.
In addition, semi-automatic pistols are a lot more common these days than revolvers, so I suspect the fact that DC is, in contra to the Supreme Court ruling, continuing to ban them also plays into this.Â DC residents have no where to lawfully aquire a gun, even if they did want to register one.Â I also suspect many people are figuring this whole game DC is playing with its residents’ second amendment rights might soon be coming to an end.Â You can bet if I lived in DC, and stored my guns out of state, I would not be eagar to bring them into The District under the current unconstitutional framework set up by DC City Council.
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I guess Ray Nagin and Adrian Fenty are alike in another way: They make up law as they go along and ignore the results of court judgements against them.
No one should be surprised. Fenty has gone out of his way to make this as difficult and onerous as possible. Multiple trips to the police station are required, and you’re subjected to written tests, photos, fingerprints, and fees. I’m surprised they aren’t requiring a DNA sample, quite frankly.
Thank God I live in the great state of Texas.
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