Fire mission -- Washington DC

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    For those who might be interested, Washington D.C. City Council is having a hearing on changing their firearms laws to make it an administrative penalty (pay a fine), and not a criminal act, for a non-resident who mistakenly bring a gun or ammunition into D.C.

    Remember every single round is now a separate felony.

    BTW, It would also be a good time to put in a plug for D.C. to honor out-of-state CHPs.

    The hearing is being held at 10 A.M. on Monday, September 24th.

    Details here, with instructions on how to send in written comments if you can't attend:

    Administrative Disposition of Weapons Amendment Act of 2012 | DC Council
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    Maybe it's time to move the capital to someplace better like Detroit or Chicago.
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    Rumor has it that Dick Heller has sent a registered letter to Police Chief Cathy Lanier informing her he is carrying his M1911 back and forth to work concealed.
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    Emily Miller follows DC gun laws very closely.

    http://m.washingtontimes.com/blog/guns/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beretta96 View Post
    Emily Miller follows DC gun laws very closely.

    Guns - Washington Times
    Yup.

    Good stuff!
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    Doesn't GCA'68 SS 926A cover that?

    "§ 926A Interstate transportation of
    firearms.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of
    any law or any rule or regulation of a
    State or any political subdivision therof,
    any person who is not otherwise prohibited
    by this chapter from transporting,
    shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be
    entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful
    purpose from any place where he may
    lawfully possess and carry such firearm to
    any other place where he may lawfully
    possess and carry such firearm if, during
    such transportation the firearm is
    unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any
    ammunition being transported is readily
    accessible or is directly accessible from
    the passenger compartment of such
    transporting vehicle: Provided, That in
    the case of a vehicle without a compartment
    separate from the driver’s compartment,
    the firearm or ammunition shall be
    contained in a locked container other than
    the glove compartment or console."


    Kinda important, I occasionally drive from the Gunshine State up the East Coast on business. I normally disarm near the VA/DC border, store the ammo in the trailer and the firearm under the locked Tonneau.

    Its bad enough I've gotta carry 10 round Low Capacity Mags and FMJ (instead of 17 round Standard Capacity Mags and RangerT). This is getting to be a serious PITA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Maybe it's time to move the capital to someplace better like Detroit or Chicago.
    Please don't lump Detroit in with Chicago or DC. We have our problems for sure but at least we allow law abiding citizens to protect themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoLockNLoad View Post
    Doesn't GCA'68 SS 926A cover that?

    SNIP
    First, IANAL. However, as I understand it:

    Assuming that you have the firearm(s) unloaded and in a locked case; and neither it nor the ammo is accessible to you; and you don't make a stop in DC, you are good to go, under GCA'68 SS 926A .

    OTOH, under the DC current law, if you were to stop (say at a museum) or have an accident or get stopped for a traffic violation and for some reason they search your vehicle and they find a single .22 round that had slipped under the floor-mat unbeknownst to you (even with no firearm in the vehicle), you could be convicted of a felony. This proposal is to change that to a simple fine.
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    The 'unintended consequences' angle

    Now the NAACP is involved...in a good way!

    What some might call a textbook case of gun law insanity is currently unfolding in Washington, D.C., and for residents of what Northwest natives prefer to call “the real Washington,” it is a stark example of regulatory extremism.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/a-ta...-washingtons-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveWorkman View Post
    The 'unintended consequences' angle

    Now the NAACP is involved...in a good way!
    I rather liked the lines:

    Bob Ross, chapter president of the NAACP who was quoted by the Washington Times, said Hogue’s case doesn’t pass “the smell test.”

    That’s odd. We can smell it all the way from the Potomac to the Puyallup.


    However, as far as I have seen neither NAACP or ACLU has actually gotten involved.

    Anyone have a link to actual action by either?
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