The D.C. City government is doing nothing less than dragging it's feet... making it as difficult as possible for CITIZENS to exercise their Consitutionally guaranteed Right to bear arms. All in the name of 'making DC safer for it's citizens and the 'children' of course. As tho this former murder capitol of the US was 'safe' with their no-gun policies previously. Fenty and company should be arrested by US Marshalls on civil rights violations... (then they could go north and do the same in Maryland and Baltimore City).
DC doesn't have a gun problem... it has a criminal problem. It has a criminal problem in part because the general populationhas been renderedcompletely defenseless for years... generations... by it's own local government... and the criminals are well aware of this.
'The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed"
That's all they need to know... facilitate and abide by. Real simple... Plain English. The DC Government would complicate soup. That's what incompentents do... They talk.. they obfuscate... they rationalize based on their own hoplophobic idiologies. They're afraid of reality.
I carry a gun everyday... 'got one on my hip as I write this. I am a threat to no one other than a criminal should they choose to target me or mine. The law abiding people of DC are no different.