Do you know what feels weird?

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    Do you know what feels weird?

    I was in Northern VA today practically a stones throw away from DC to meet my dad for lunch. I had to drive up I-395 to meet him at his office. I was legally armed of course still being in VA and I could see the DC skyline, Washington Monument and the Capital.

    Talk about eerie being that close to the anti-gun capital of the country, and still being armed. It really gave me the chills, and I don't know why.

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    Its like standing at the edge and looking into hell isnt it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    Its like standing at the edge and looking into hell isnt it?
    Ya pretty much

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    I've been in that situation recently, and after reflecting on it what felt weird to me (it was hard to identify at first), was this: There was nothing that could physically stop me from heading into D.C with my gun, nor would I have been detected in doing so. I could have gone in there and had my way with the law abiding citizens, knowing full well that they were unarmed. It was eerie and disturbing to think that their citizens had allowed me such ability, and while I had no intent of entering their city and breaking their laws much less committing a heinous act, what if I was someone else, someone who would. Fools.
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    I get those same feelings thinking about WI or IL, my son lives near both, but remember, those D.C. folks got exactly what they voted for...they made poor choices and have paid dearly for it down through the years.

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    One of my complaints out there in the DC/VA area is no signs letting you know when you change from VA to DC. How am I supposed to know when to disarm and when it's legal to stay protected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackle1886 View Post
    One of my complaints out there in the DC/VA area is no signs letting you know when you change from VA to DC. How am I supposed to know when to disarm and when it's legal to stay protected?
    The river.

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    I think they should disarm all those statues throughout the city.
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    I did that near the Illinois border once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackle1886 View Post
    One of my complaints out there in the DC/VA area is no signs letting you know when you change from VA to DC. How am I supposed to know when to disarm and when it's legal to stay protected?
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    The river.
    Yup...I call the river the DMZ. Can't miss it. Once you're on the bridge, you're on your way to no-mans-land.

    The other thing to think about is DC's boundaries. If you look at DC and MD on a map with the boundaries turned on/highlighted, their line covers the water in the river all the way to the shoreline on the VA side. Basically you're only in VA up to the Western-most shoreline. So theoretically even if you were to catch yourself on the bridge and managed to back up and out before reaching the other side, you could still be caught in violation.
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    I long to do tourist thing in DC, but I can not because of the gun laws. I'll probably never get to visit one of the few urban areas in this great Country I would like to see. SAD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    Its like standing at the edge and looking into hell isnt it?
    That's a good way of putting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinokrk View Post
    I long to do tourist thing in DC, but I can not because of the gun laws. I'll probably never get to visit one of the few urban areas in this great Country I would like to see. SAD.
    I feel the same way, and yes it is sad.

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