Saf lawsuit forces change in d.c. Gun regulations

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    Saf lawsuit forces change in d.c. Gun regulations

    Good news from the District of Criminals

    BELLEVUE, WA – Firearms regulations in Washington, D.C. are being amended today by emergency order in response to a federal lawsuit filed by the Second Amendment Foundation that challen ged the arbitrary nature of previous regulations enforced in the District of Columbia.

    The District had adopted new handgun registration regulations following last year’s landmark Second Amendment ruling that struck down the city’s decades-old handgun ban as unconstitutional. Under the new regulations, which take effect immediately, the city essentially acknowledges the State of California’s roster of approved handguns – upon which the District’s own regulations were based – is inadequate.

    Citizens who had been previously denied an opportunity to register their handguns will be invited to re-apply under the new guidelines, which now include information from so-called “safe gun rosters” maintained by Maryland and Massachusetts.

    “This is a genuine victory,” said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, “because the city is admitting that its existing roster of handguns approved for registration in the District was arbitrary. The city has recognized that handguns had been removed from the California roster for administrative reasons having nothing to do with the safety of a specific handgun model.

    “Until today,” he added, “the city had been disqualifying certain handguns based on such factors as color, even though they functioned identically to approved models. This ends that nonsense.”

    Attorney Alan Gura, representing SAF in the lawsuit, noted that under the new regulations, approved guns no longer expire from the list, and are no longer banned “because they are the wrong color.”

    “It’s impossible to list every single gun protected by the Second Amendment,” Gura stated. “We won’t stop until this list is scrapped.”
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    Amen!
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    Allow all the guns, D.C. should have a list of 'banned politicians'...
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    Amen, good work, SAF!!!
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    Any gun that shoots a bullet, should be legal ..... if they want to limit that to semi's.... ok, so be it.... all non-auto guns that can shoot a bullet are legal.

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    Baby steps.....but it's good to see some movement forward. Thanks SAF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    ... if they want to limit that to semi's.... ok, so be it.... all non-auto guns that can shoot a bullet are legal.
    You have lost me. You seem to okay a limitation on semi-automatics, and then in the next half of the sentence you state the opposite. Could it be that you are confusing semi-auto with full-auto? Or are you okay with prohibiting semi-autos such as Glock, M&P, XD, 1911's, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    Any gun that shoots a bullet, should be legal ..... if they want to limit that to semi's.... ok, so be it.... all non-auto guns that can shoot a bullet are legal.
    You lost me. Please clear up.

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    He's talking about automatic versus semi-automatic firearms, and stating that he believes all firearms ought to be legal, except automatic ones if the lawmakers so decide.


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    "the city essentially acknowledges the State of California’s roster of approved handguns – upon which the District’s own regulations were based – is inadequate.

    “This is a genuine victory,” said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, “because the city is admitting that its existing roster of handguns approved for registration in the District was arbitrary. The city has recognized that handguns had been removed from the California roster for administrative reasons having nothing to do with the safety of a specific handgun model.


    Now can we strike down California's list as well?
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    Where's the Court Filing

    Does anybody know where the formal paperwork filed with the court can be seen?

    I want to send it to the WaPo. They have no story on the change.
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