DC’s “Constitutional” Gun Laws Exposed as Reporter Emily Miller Goes Through DC Gun Buying Process
In the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller case the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Washington D.C.’s outright handgun ban was unconstitutional. In the wake of that decision, DC had to change their laws to make it legal for a person to buy and own a handgun in Washington.
The laws that came out of that are almost worse than the outright ban. Washington Times blogger Emily Miller has been running a series of articles called Emily Gets Her Gun. The series of articles started at the beginning of October, and is still ongoing in February (although Emily did get her gun on Feb 8, she is still having issues shooting and buying ammo for it). The process has taken a large number of man hours, hundreds of dollars (not counting the actual cost of the gun) and more headaches than I can explain in this summary.
Just a reminder, this isn’t for a permit to carry a handgun, but merely buy one. This is a process that takes less than 15 mins to do in many states (with lower crime rates than DC).
If you haven’t already, you should checkout the series at the Washington Post here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/guns/?page=3 (this link will start you at the beginning)