Gun Owners in DC


By Kenn Blanchard

In late June, the US Supreme Court reversed a thirty-two year old prohibition that made handgun ownership legal for its residents. Unfortunately, it will take Herculean effort to comply with the law after the system put in place by the Mayor of the District of Columbia and his political partners. This system equals the “Twelve Labors of Hercules” to prevent the good citizen of the District from exercising their right.

If you want to legally own a handgun in DC you have to be like Hercules in addition to being law abiding. While you don’t have to “kill the hydra” you do have to provide more personal information about yourself than you do anywhere else. You can only register a revolver because under DC law, a semi-automatic is considered a machine gun. You don’t have to “retrieve the golden apples” but you do have to buy your gun only from a licensed firearms dealer from DC. There are no dealers at of the time of this writing. To comply with the registration process you have to surrender your firearm for ballistic testing with no written guarantee that the city won’t confiscate it. You don’t have to clean the Stables of Argus but you can’t own ammo without this permit. You don’t have to bring in the “three-headed dog of the underworld” like Hercules had to do to satisfy the evil king but you do have to prove your residence, surrender to fingerprinting, take a written test and questionnaire, and pay for this permit.

Fortunately, more and more people are realizing that everything they have heard about gun control is a lie and starting to seek the truth for themselves. Request for firearms have increased. They see it in the increasing numbers of criminals that prey on the unarmed. They see it on the numbers of people killed, raped and robbed by people that do not compulsorily get fingerprinted, submit to a FBI background check, volunteer to go through a waiting period for their handgun and register it with their city, town or state. Laws only affect the law abiding. There have been increasing numbers of people that are traveling out of the city to learn from renowned instructors.

The story is still unfolding and the jury is still out on how politicians are going to work this issue but you can believe I’ll be in the mix.

Kenn Blanchard aka Black Man With A Gun.com

Host of The Urban Shooter Podcast on iTunes and www.urbanshooter.libsyn.com

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3 Responses to “Gun Owners in DC”

  1. CALLY UZOR Says:

    SIR I WANT TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION AND THAT OF YOUR ORGANIZATION TO WHAT I CONSIDERED WAS THE UNJUST PROSECUTION AND CONVICTION OF 2 BLACK PHARMACISTS AT THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT IN BALTIMORE ON AUGUST 1ST 2006. THESE 2 GENTLEMEN WERE INDICTED FOR DISPENSING HYDROCODENE ON THE INTERNET WITHOUT A LEGITIMATE PRESCRIPTIONS. THOSE OF US WHO FOLLOWED THE 8 WEEKS TRIAL FOUND THE CASE VERY TROUBLING AND HOW SELECTIVELY THESE MEN WERE ISOLATED FOR PROSECUTION.

    THE CASE IS US vs SODIPO ETL THE MOST TROUBLING ABOUT THE CASE ALL OF WHICH IS PUBLIC RECORDS IS THAT THE PHARMACISTS IN QUESTION FILLED PRESCRIPTIONS THAT WERE WRITTEN BY DOCTORS IN GOOD STANDING AND THERE WERE SEVERAL PHARMACIES THAT HAD CONTRACTS WITH THE WEB SITE BUT ONLY MINORITY PHARMACY AND IT OWNERS WERE PROSECUTED

  2. Mr. Blanchard, thanks for your series of posts on gun control in DC. Here’s a thought for you. Imagine if the Bush administration, in the wake of a Supreme Court decision, had taken such blatant steps to avoid compliance, and defy the court’s ruling. There would be howling from all the usual suspects and immediate calls for impeachment. The actions of the District are so egregious as to invite contempt. Criminally.

  3. The double standard of those in power and acceptance of abuse among our people is not new. Not everyone wants to be free.

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