And all he got was a .22
Man whose lawsuit scuttled DC gun ban gets permit
11 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man whose lawsuit overturned Washington's handgun ban has successfully registered his revolver, ending a more than 30-year wait to keep the weapon in his home.
Dick Heller walked out of D.C. police headquarters Monday, clutching a yellow firearms registration certificate stamped "approved." He gave the thumbs-up sign, grinned and said, "Victory!"
Heller was among the first people to seek a gun permit under new rules adopted after the Supreme Court struck down the city's 32-year-old handgun ban in June. Heller was the plaintiff in that case.
He won approval to keep a .22-caliber revolver at home after coming to police headquarters in July to be fingerprinted and take a firearms proficiency test. Police approved the weapon after completing a background check.
The Associated Press: Man whose lawsuit scuttled DC gun ban gets permit
I wonder if he had to do a range test. If so, maybe a .22 wasn't such a bad idea. I took my road test in a Ford Pinto but had a Nissan 280 ZX waiting for me at home. :danceban:
Originally Posted by IsaacNewton
Either way, a well placed .22 round will definitely poop on a BG's party. I just bought a Walther P22 today, and while I don't intend to use it for defense I will if it comes down to it. :comeandgetsome:
I believe he owns a .45, described as a 7 shot pistol in various articles, so its probably a 1911, but its considered a machine gun, and he can't register it. Thus the second lawsuit concerning the banning of semi-autos.
Don't misunderstand me here, this is progress and I'm happy about it; yet at the same time it grates my nerves raw to see it reported that the man "won approval" for a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT! What happened was that his right was finally recognized after far too much effort and expense. Still, it is a giant step in the right direction; I congratulate him and look forward to seeing the results of his second lawsuit.
This was his second attempt to register his handgun the first attempt was for a 1911 45 and they claim any bottom fed magazine weapon is a machinegun,which isnot what the federal government calls a machinegun but i'm not surprised,if they saw a full auto airsoft they would probably throw you in jail for possession
Machine gun? :confused:
Then my rifle must be a WMD.