12/03/2008

The Complicated rules for Registering Handguns in DC

From WTOP:

D.C. gun owners will have to re-register every 3 years
December 3, 2008 - 7:02am
WASHINGTON - The D.C. Council gave preliminary approval to regulations for registering and storing handguns.
The bill calls for owners to recertify their ownership every year, to re-register the guns every three years and to undergo background checks every six years.

Gun owners will have to store their firearms securely if there are children in the home.

The legislation also bans assault weapons and unsafe guns

"Today's vote puts the District at the forefront of using regulation to reduce gun violence, rather than the simpler, prior approach of hoping that an outright ban will be effective," said D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson.


Thanks to Amy McVey for sending me this link.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Lergnom said...

"Today's vote puts the District at the forefront of using regulation to reduce gun violence, rather than the simpler, prior approach of hoping that an outright ban will be effective," said D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson.
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So, one approach is a de facto ban, and one is de jure?

12/04/2008 8:00 AM  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

What is meant by "recertify ownership"?

12/06/2008 6:54 PM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

What criteria is used to demonstrate that a firearm is "unsafe"?

As for an assault weapon, that is a select fire weapon that utilizes a detachable magazine, and fires an intermediate power cartridge. With the aforementioned in mind, the AR-15/M-16 service weapon does not qualify as a true assault weapon. It is correctly defined as a select fire carbine.

Lastly, who or what entity decides what is safe, and what is not? Does a bayonet lug qualify a weapon as unsafe? I see this as a means to deny as many as possible, their inherent right to be armed.

12/07/2008 8:49 PM  

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