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    8/18/2008, 12:13 p.m. EDT
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man whose lawsuit overturned Washington's handgun ban has successfully registered his revolver, ending a more than 30-year wait to keep the weapon in his home.

    Dick Heller walked out of D.C. police headquarters Monday, clutching a yellow firearms registration certificate stamped "approved." He gave the thumbs-up sign, grinned and said, "Victory!"

    Heller was among the first people to seek a gun permit under new rules adopted after the Supreme Court struck down the city's 32-year-old handgun ban in June. Heller was the plaintiff in that case.

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    He won approval to keep a .22-caliber revolver at home after coming to police headquarters in July to be fingerprinted and take a firearms proficiency test. Police approved the weapon after completing a background check.
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    Tucker6900 wrote:
    8/18/2008, 12:13 p.m. EDT
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man whose lawsuit overturned Washington's handgun ban has successfully registered his revolver, ending a more than 30-year wait to keep the weapon in his home.

    Dick Heller walked out of D.C. police headquarters Monday, clutching a yellow firearms registration certificate stamped "approved." He gave the thumbs-up sign, grinned and said, "Victory!"

    Heller was among the first people to seek a gun permit under new rules adopted after the Supreme Court struck down the city's 32-year-old handgun ban in June. Heller was the plaintiff in that case.

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    He won approval to keep a .22-caliber revolver at home after coming to police headquarters in July to be fingerprinted and take a firearms proficiency test. Police approved the weapon after completing a background check.
    Praise the LORD and pass the ammo NOTE the word WEAPON not firearm

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    geez, you would think that after all that time, he would have chosen to register a more useful caliber... can't believe it took this long from the time of the decision, to now, to actually get through all the red tape.
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    smellslikemichigan wrote:
    geez, you would think that after all that time, he would have chosen to register a more useful caliber... can't believe it took this long from the time of the decision, to now, to actually get through all the red tape.

    Well, remember about caliber that he had very little choice. The only option for DC citizens is to either have had illegal guns in their house that they can now get amnesty for, or to have still owned guns and left them stored in a different state. Heller had a .22 and a semi-auto pistol being stored in Maryland. Due to the semi-auto pistol being considered a machine gun in DC, he can not register it. Since you can't do an interstate transfer of firearms without an FFL, Heller can't just buy a new revolver in a different caliber, or have someone give him one....


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    what a cluster
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    smellslikemichigan wrote:
    what a cluster
    Exactly! And I believe thats the way they want it.
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    smellslikemichigan wrote:
    geez, you would think that after all that time, he would have chosen to register a more useful caliber... can't believe it took this long from the time of the decision, to now, to actually get through all the red tape.
    Well, I recall he TRIED to register a .45 semi-automatic pistol. But that was denied, as under some archaic rule, semi-auto weapons are treated the same as machine guns!!!
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