More D.C. Gun Woes from Emily Miller

Emily Miller, who has been documenting her attempt to acquire a pistol legally in the District of Columbia, is apparently finding that obtaining crippled 10 round capacity magazines for some of the guns she wants is now rather hard. It would seem it’s turned on its head from the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. While for most firearms, >10 round magazines were always plentiful during the ban, for a few models, finding the standard magazines was difficult. I remember paying 130 dollars for a new standard factory magazine that held 15 rounds for my Glock 19. Ironically, 17 and 30 round magazines I seem to recall being much cheaper.

Either way, these are the reasonable gun laws that are supported by our opponents. Remember, they don’t support prohibition, and never have, according to them, but they sure don’t mind supporting what amounts to practical prohibition. Imagine how hard this would be for a poor person living in a crappy neighborhood who has to work two jobs to pay rent and put food on the table? Heavens… we don’t want those kinds of people having guns now, do we? Maybe we should be asking CSGV and Brady why they hate poor people.

15 thoughts on “More D.C. Gun Woes from Emily Miller”

  1. Aside from the hassle, think of the cost itself in getting a permit in D.C., without even factoring in the missed work, gas, parking and so on. For folks making at or near minimum wage or who are unemployed, their only real option is to become “criminals” by getting a gun on the sly. Sadly, the citizens of D.C. have no one to blame but themselves for turning their city over to political hacks and gang-bangers. Ditto Philly, from what I see of your posts here, though in both cases, the majority of people who work or visit the city itself on a daily basis probably aren’t allowed to vote there.

  2. When I went to my first Virginia gun show, I was floored by how much extra my first gun cost because it was Massachusetts compliant. The sad part was that I even got a discount because I knew the dealer and he added zero markup on it, yet it was still well over $100 more than what the rest of the market was paying for the same model without the Massachusetts hole in the top.

  3. Yeah, thank heaven we have the *UNIFORM* firearms act here in PA! Of course Philly is more “uniform” than the rest of the state…..

  4. I bought my Para Ordnance P-13 w/ its 13 round capacity right before the ’94 AW ban. But because there weren’t that many made before the ban, new pre-ban 13 round mags were retailing for around $75+ each. Meanwhile 75 round drums for AKs were going for $12 each. All of which the Chinese swore were made pre-ban.

  5. When did DC start allowing bottom-fed semi-automatic guns? I thought they wouldn’t let Heller register his 1911 because it was a “machine gun”.

  6. In a way, I enjoyed the magazine capacity ban. I’ve always enjoyed my HK firearms, and was excited when they came out with the USP.

    By the time they came out with a model in .45 (yes, Im an old fart), the ban was in place and I was constrained to 10 rounds.

    After the “sunset”, people were selling their 10 rounders in order to buy 12 rounders. Hk magazines are great quality, but they are expensive.

    I was able to buy 6 brand new, factory, still wrapped USP .45 10 round magazines for $100.00 including shipping.

    The USP is my winter carry, and I STILL don’t own a 12 round magazine for it.

    I agree that the concept of magazine restrictions is idiotic, but in my case, the lefties did me a favor.

  7. But remember, asking people to take a couple hours out of their day at some point during the year to go get a free state-issued ID is an unConstitutional infringement on their right to vote and deserves DOJ intervention due to disproportionate effect on the poor and minorities…

    1. According to the CSGV though, that ‘disproportionate effect’ is, in reality, poor and minorities just not wanting to practice their rights.

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