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    There are a few “interesting” requirements, (I swear, I didn’t make this stuff up…I have a sense of humor, but I’m not that funny):

    - Not appear to suffer from a physical defect which would make it unsafe for him to possess and use a firearm safely and responsibly.
    - Pass a written test.
    - Pass a vision test or possess a valid D.C. Permit.
    - The registrant must have the registration certificate in his or her possession whenever he has possession of the firearm.
    - When a firearm is being lawfully transported from one location to another, it must be unloaded, securely wrapped, and carried in open view.
    - No person shall carry or possess a firearm on public space in the District of Columbia unless traveling directly to or from a lawful firearm related activity.
    - The Firearms Registration process will take approximately eight (8) weeks.
    - No firearm shall be discharged in the District of Columbia without first obtaining a special written permit from the Chief of Police authorizing the discharge. (My personal favorite – written permission to defend yourself in a split second?)
    - Use of a firearm against another person is a criminal offense unless your life or the life of another person is in immediate danger.
    - $13.00 fee PER firearm
    - $35.00 fingerprinting fee

    Ammunition:
    No person shall possess ammunition within the District unless:
    A. He is a licensed dealer.
    B. He is a holder of a valid registration certificate for a firearm of the same gauge or caliber as the ammunition he possesses.
    C. He holds an ammunition collector’s certificate as of September 24, 1976.

    15-page firearm registration PDFdownloaded from MPDP website:

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    Wow. It's a start I guess.

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    I wonder if they are backpedling already, this form says it will take up to 14 days.
    http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/lib/mpdc/inf...firearm_dc.pdf

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    longwatch wrote:
    I wonder if they are backpedling already, this form says it will take up to 14 days.
    http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/lib/mpdc/inf...firearm_dc.pdf
    Maybe --that might also just be the "marketing flyer" version since the actual (AFAIK) forms give the 8 weeks number.

    Both disallow SEMI-automatics:

    ONLY rifles, shotguns and revolvers may be registered in the District of Columbia.

    The following firearms may not be registered in the District: sawed-off shotguns, short-barreled riles, machine guns and semi automatc handguns.

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    HerbM wrote:
    longwatch wrote:
    I wonder if they are backpedling already, this form says it will take up to 14 days.
    http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/lib/mpdc/inf...firearm_dc.pdf
    Maybe --that might also just be the "marketing flyer" version since the actual (AFAIK) forms give the 8 weeks number.

    Both disallow SEMI-automatics:

    ONLY rifles, shotguns and revolvers may be registered in the District of Columbia.

    The following firearms may not be registered in the District: sawed-off shotguns, short-barreled riles, machine guns and semi automatc handguns.

    Well, before long, the original 1911's are going to 100 years old.

    Hahahahahahahaha!!! What a bunch of putz's. You can't even own firearms based on a 100 year old design.

    Oooooooo. Collector's items. Soooo much more dangerous.

    For heaven sake,.357 magnum revolvers area younger design than even the 1911A1. The .357 came out in the early or mid 1930's I think.

    And the .44 mag. revolver came out even later.

    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Okay, we will in a 'positive' law society in that enacted laws tell us what we can't do and our rights indicate what we can do.

    In Michigan, there is no law against open carry therefore we can excercise our right by doing exactly that.

    My question is this, since there is no law anymore regarding owning a handgun, and police regulations are not law, what is stopping the citizens of DC from excercising their rights by simply purchasing a handgun.

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    jmlefler wrote:
    My question is this, since there is no law anymore regarding owning a handgun, and police regulations are not law, what is stopping the citizens of DC from excercising their rights by simply purchasing a handgun.
    There are no gun stores in DC that sell handguns, and a DC resident can't purchase in another state under existing federal law. A law that needs to be challenged in light of the USSC Heller decision.

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    Thanks

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    Citizen wrote:
    Well, before long, the original 1911's are going to 100 years old.

    For heaven sake,*.357 magnum revolvers are*a younger design than even the 1911A1.* The .357 came out in the early or mid 1930's I think.*

    And the .44 mag. revolver came out even later.
    Better get a high-capacity revolver, then.

    http://www.horstheld.com/0-pinfire.htm

    "30-shot pin fire revolver made in France, no serial #, maker's name or proof stamps, cal. 7mm. 6" over and under barrels with dovetail front sight."

    "a very rare 12-shot 9mm"

    "Solingen proofed 12-shot-pinfire revolver"

    "12-shot-revolver, serial # 16640, cal. 7mm"

    "John Walch Navy Model"
    http://www.cwslagleantiques.com/view...tid=63&id=3104

    Custom-made 24 Shot Revolver
    http://rexdarteskimospy.blogspot.com...-revolver.html

    Hope that helps, guys!
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    So, the "trigger locks except in immediate need of self-defense"; how does that work? If there is a trigger lock on a weapon, it is not usable for immediate self-defense.

    Semi-automatic weapons seems to be a class of weapons to me.

    Sounds like there will just be more law suits after even more law suits until all this is figured out. Unless officials decide not to find loopholes.

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    possumboy wrote:
    Sounds like there will just be more law suits after even more law suits until all this is figured out.* Unless officials decide not to make loopholes.
    Fixed.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    AbNo wrote:
    possumboy wrote:
    Sounds like there will just be more law suits after even more law suits until all this is figured out. Unless officials decide not to make loopholes.
    Fixed.
    Good fix, thanks.

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    Watch this space

    http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view.asp...47431&pm=1

    Looks like another legal action will be required for DC to allow semi-auto pistols and to admit they aren't machine guns.

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    So, we'll just nail 'em on banning a class of weapon, like they were just told they can't.

    Fenty is going to bankrupt his city at this rate.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    possumboy wrote:
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    Sounds like there will just be more law suits after even more law suits until all this is figured out. Unless officials decide not to find loopholes.
    Yes, and this is a form of 'defense in depth' or similar to a perp being chased turning over trashcans.

    Nothing much real here, but each one gives them another way to slow the progress, and they can give up each one reluctantly claiming they are compromising.

    And they might get lucky and find a judge or court who will let them use one of these delays for a bit longer.


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