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    Emily Miller compares buying a gun in Virginia to DC

    Maybe one day she'll figure out she should live in Virginia instead of DC...

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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/...-gun-virginia/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    Maybe one day she'll figure out she should live in Virginia instead of DC...

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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/...-gun-virginia/
    I wonder if the federal concealed reciprocity law were to pass into law if it would apply to DC?
    When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    Maybe one day she'll figure out she should live in Virginia instead of DC...

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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/...-gun-virginia/
    +1. Despite what the Southern folks think, even NOVA would be better than DC.
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    +1. Despite what the Southern folks think, even NOVA would be better than DC.
    Well....if DC folks just have to come south...NOVA's the place for em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    +1. Despite what the Southern folks think, even NOVA would be better than DC.
    NOVA is Southern as is DC, though with that one you'd never know it.
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    NOVA might not be South but at least we are free



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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler-gal View Post
    NOVA might not be South but at least we are free



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    Not the last time I looked at the State Budget!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Not the last time I looked at the State Budget!
    We have paved roads up here...costs a little bit more
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    We have paved roads up here...costs a little bit more
    They're harder on you when you fall off (Too much shine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler-gal View Post
    NOVA might not be South but at least we are free



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    NoVA might not be the heart of Dixie, but it's still the start of Dixie. As long as some of us remain as holdouts, I'm going to keep counting it as part of the South.

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    Yeah, some of us are up here holding the line so it doesn't flow down your way.

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    The thing is, the first southern state, the Free state, ain't so dang free. But at least it's dixie....LOL..You'd never know it west of the Chesapeake though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuc65 View Post
    I wonder if the federal concealed reciprocity law were to pass into law if it would apply to DC?
    It will not as DC does not issue concealed carry permits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    It will not as DC does not issue concealed carry permits.
    So, you can't CC and according to the maps page, you can't OC. What's the point then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    NOVA is Southern as is DC, though with that one you'd never know it.
    Moseby and his Raiders certainly considered NOVA "Home"...
    His "antics" happened all around where I used to live.
    His most famous "kidnapping" was right there in "Center City" Fairfax near the old courthouse.
    I hope the historical markers are still there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC 45ACP View Post
    Moseby and his Raiders certainly considered NOVA "Home"...
    His "antics" happened all around where I used to live.
    His most famous "kidnapping" was right there in "Center City" Fairfax near the old courthouse.
    I hope the historical markers are still there.
    :-D
    Col. John Singleton Mosby is one of my childhood heroes. There use to be a TV show called, "The Grey Ghost" that I watched religiously when I was a kid in the 50's. He operated all around the area where I live. In fact, this whole area is deemed the Mosby Heritage area. I have visited his grave site several times as it is only about 14-15 miles from my home. And his house in Warrenton still stands and is a museum now. Two weeks before he died, he was in the hospital in which I was born.

    Mosby never surrendered his sword though most curious, he and Grant became fast friends after the war.
    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VApatriot View Post
    NoVA might not be the heart of Dixie, but it's still the start of Dixie. As long as some of us remain as holdouts, I'm going to keep counting it as part of the South.
    I have heard people make stupid comments to the effect that Virginia is not a Southern state. Guess they never studied geography or history in grade school. I am a native and proud of my Southern heritage. Though NOVA has been inundated with people from other parts of the country and the world, for folks like me it will always be Southern.

    However, I am not so naive to believe that the demographics and ideological mindset of so many of the people who live here are Southern based. A shame because so much of this area has been turned into an urbanized extra-DC... that is the area inside and close to the beltway. Which is why I don't live there.
    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    I have heard people make stupid comments to the effect that Virginia is not a Southern state. Guess they never studied geography or history in grade school. I am a native and proud of my Southern heritage. Though NOVA has been inundated with people from other parts of the country and the world, for folks like me it will always be Southern.

    However, I am not so naive to believe that the demographics and ideological mindset of so many of the people who live here are Southern based. A shame because so much of this area has been turned into an urbanized extra-DC... that is the area inside and close to the beltway. Which is why I don't live there.

    What you said! +1,000

    The same can be said of NC. The only saving grace for me is I'm on the Va/NC line and the spoilers can't get a foothold there...No Starbucks or Walmart within 50 miles.

    It's funny in a way, Leo229 is from NC but he, Novacop and Nitrovic have done more in a couple short years to make me dislike NOVA than everyone else in NOVA has done in 50 odd years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC 45ACP View Post
    Moseby and his Raiders certainly considered NOVA "Home"...
    His "antics" happened all around where I used to live.
    His most famous "kidnapping" was right there in "Center City" Fairfax near the old courthouse.
    I hope the historical markers are still there.
    :-D
    Indeed:

    http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/hiway_ma...r.cfm?mid=4125

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler-gal View Post
    So, you can't CC and according to the maps page, you can't OC. What's the point then?
    I'm not really sure what you mean by this... it is true that ordinary citizens cannot carry a handgun in any form in DC.

    The point of Miss Miller's article is to document just how exceedingly difficult it is to legally purchase a handgun just to keep in your home. Being able to carry it about your person within the District of Columbia is a whole other battle altogether, which as far as I know, is not yet in the courts.

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    NOVA is fine if one hangs out with y'all. The trick is to find shooters and avoid the proles.
    Does anyone here actually believe that the Founders were sitting around in John Adams' tavern UNARMED because they believed a bar should be a gun free zone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 230therapy View Post
    NOVA is fine if one hangs out with y'all. The trick is to find shooters and avoid the proles.
    That's right! If you have to venture up this way, I'll volunteer to guide you past the quicksand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    I'm not really sure what you mean by this... it is true that ordinary citizens cannot carry a handgun in any form in DC.

    The point of Miss Miller's article is to document just how exceedingly difficult it is to legally purchase a handgun just to keep in your home.
    I was being facetious. It seems so pointless to have one and not be permitted to carry at all. I'm not saying its useless just a shame.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler-gal View Post
    I was being facetious. It seems so pointless to have one and not be permitted to carry at all. I'm not saying its useless just a shame.
    Ah.. sorry I didn't get it. As bad as it is now, remember they could not even legally keep a gun in their home until Heller. Of course the ridiculous hoops that they have to go through even for that is what she is documenting in her series of articles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    Ah.. sorry I didn't get it. As bad as it is now, remember they could not even legally keep a gun in their home until Heller. Of course the ridiculous hoops that they have to go through even for that is what she is documenting in her series of articles.

    TFred
    Yeah, I guess sarcasm is hard to detect in text.
    With as hard as it is, its not surprising that there are illegal gun owners in the District.

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