Traveling next month. need some advice

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    Traveling next month. need some advice

    Hey guys, I think this is the right place for this post.

    I'm moving to DC for the month of May. I have my MS CC permit. It is honored in the states I will be traveling through but not in DC.
    I won't be carrying there obviously. But, does anyone here know the laws in DC as far as having a gun in the house? I'm really not excited about traveling with no gun at all.

    Thanks guys.

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    This is what the NRA has on its site.
    http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/DCCL.pdf


    Here is what DC has on the Metro Police site.

    Metropolitan Police Department: Gun Registration
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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    This is what the NRA has on its site.
    http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/DCCL.pdf


    Here is what DC has on the Metro Police site.



    Metropolitan Police Department: Gun Registration
    Read the above at your peril! It might make you ill...
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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    This is what the NRA has on its site.
    http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/DCCL.pdf


    Here is what DC has on the Metro Police site.

    Metropolitan Police Department: Gun Registration
    After reading that, I'm dang sure glad I'm not moving there permanently.

    So, now what? I'm going to be there for a month. I'm driving 12 hours alone and I would greatly prefer to carry my pistol with me. I will be fine traveling from MS to there but what to do with it when I get there?

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    Take the gun into your house/apartment and lock it in a small gun safe.And remember DC has the highest murder rate in the country,Me I go with the tried by twelve vs. carried by six theory when I'm in DC. But that just me

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    As bad as I hate it I think I'm going to have to leave it at home. I think maybe I'll send my 1911 to SA custom shop during that time so I won't be tempted

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    Stay on the VA. side of the river and ride the train to and from work.

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    the above advice s the best.

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    If you must live inside DC, but want a gun for the trip back and forth, you could always drop it off at a gunshop near the border for a "cleaning". They'll clean it and keep it safely locked up till you get back to claim it.
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    Is it absolutely mandatory you stay in DC while there? If not stay in Virginia and commute into DC during the day.
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