The proposal, which maintains some of the city’s strict gun ownership rules and adds more regulations, was immediately criticized by gun rights advocates threatening more legal action.
Handguns will still be banned, except for self-defense in the home, city officials said at a noon news conference. Sawed-off shotguns, machine guns and short-barreled rifles are still prohibited.
Keep in mind that their definition of a “machine gun” is any gun that holds 12 or more rounds.
And the difference between what was declared unconstitutional and what they are proposing is minimal. Imagine if some Jim Crow law was declared unconstitutional and the bigot revised their laws in a similar manner:
Police will register one handgun per person for the first 90 days after the legislation becomes law, city officials said. A six-month amnesty period will be set up during which residents can register guns already in their possession.
“We have crafted what I believe to be a model for the nation in terms of complying with the Supreme Court’s Second Amendment decision and at the same time protecting our citizens,” interim Attorney General Peter Nickles said.
The new legislation also modifies existing law to clarify that firearms must be stored unloaded and either disassembled or secured with a trigger lock, gun safe or similar device, officials said. There would be an exception for guns in the home that are being used against the “reasonably perceived threat of immediate harm.”
D.C. residents who want to register handguns must complete an application from MPD’s firearms registration section, pass a written firearms test and provide photos, proof of residency and proof of good vision. They also will be fingerprinted
A model for the nation?
I think the Supreme Court should issue varmint licenses and put a bounty on these bigots heads. That should be the model for the nation.