No surprise here

I had said before that even with the Heller win the gun bigots will scream and yell, and refuse to obey the law as long as they can. They are doing just that:



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.

9 thoughts on “No surprise here

  1. “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.”

    How is that different from the storage laws that were previously in place and that were ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court?

  2. There was no exception before. Now if the bad guy calls up and says he is coming over to attack you in the next few minutes you can start assembling your gun while you wait for him to show up.

  3. One of the most crime-ridden and corrupt cities within our borders, and they want to be a “model for the nation”? Based on what record of smashing success, exactly?

    Wow. Wouldn’t that right there, in and of itself, be grounds for having this guy committed to a mental institution? Sorry, but Rush Limbaugh has been saying it for years– Repeated failure is considered a résumé enhancement to the Left.

  4. End home rule for DC.

    Appoint a governor, and start clearing out the slums ( allow landlords to evict welfare tenants, and gentrify their property ). That will do more for lowering the crime rate than any kind of firearm regs.

    No more mendicant welfare plantations in the Capitol, please.

  5. “No more mendicant welfare plantations in the Capitol, please.”

    That would certainly go a long way. How is that accomplished? Do we have a “model for the nation” showing us the way to get life-long, multi-generation mendicants into the job market?

    Where is the “model for the nation” showing us how to gut a corrupt city government and start over? Does anyone even know what they’d be up against? Does anyone have the courage to try? No Democrat will ever do it and the Republicans are AWOL. That means it’s up to the People, doesn’t it? Lawsuits? Criminal charges? Lots of money.

    The current DC political culture built those slums, that corruption, and that crime rate. They’ve nurtured it over the decades. Try to take that culture of dependence away from them and they’ll scream bloody murder, racism, Fascism, and anything else they can think of. Ditto for Chicago, San Fran, LA, et al.

  6. Wait a minute, Kristopher. That would cause some of them to move south of the Potomac, and I sure as hell don’t want ’em down here.

    I would also note that I have heard no discussions of anybody attempting to establish a retail presence, in order to sell firearms, in The District.

  7. Lyle:

    Screw them. The model is simple. End the hand-outs. If they can’t take care of their kids foster them out. The adults can either work or starve.

    If they cause trouble, and endanger the lives of others in a fit of pique, shoot them. It’s long past time we stopped coddling criminals and welfare blodgers.

    As for where they move … there was some of that issue after Katrina leveled parts of NO … The productive folks stayed in their new towns and gt jobs, while the criminals fled back to NO or to some other big-city pest-hole when they discovered they weren’t going to be coddled.

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