Thursday, July 31, 2008

Revised DC Bill introduced.

As Uncle and SIH mentioned earlier. According to the NRA, it will:

  • Repeal the District's ban on semi-automatic handguns. Semi-automatic pistols have been the most commonly purchased handguns in the United States over the last 20 years, and therefore a ban on those firearms is unconstitutional as decided by Heller;

  • Restore the right of self-defense by repealing the requirement that firearms be disassembled or secured with a trigger lock in the home;

  • Repeal the current D.C. registration system that requires multiple visits to police headquarters; ballistics testing; passing a written test on D.C. gun laws; fingerprinting; and limiting registration to one handgun per 90 days. The current system is unduly burdensome and serves as a vehicle for even more onerous restrictions; and

  • Create a limited exemption to the federal ban on interstate handgun sales by allowing D.C. residents to purchase handguns in Virginia and Maryland. Currently there are no firearms dealers in the District of Columbia, and the federal ban prohibits residents from purchasing handguns outside of the District; therefore, District residents have no means of purchasing handguns.
Link to the actual bill when I find it.


Justin Buist said...

Over at SayUncle's place Standard Mischief posted a link to HR 1399.

That could be it.

Thirdpower said...

That's the old one. The new one is

H.R. 6691

Anonymous said...

From a first glance, it looks like this legislation simply forces the DC council to comply with SCOTUS.

It's kinda sad that that's even needed, but I'm not surprised.

Thirdpower said...

And this is surprising how? Assuming this bill gets passed, you think the DC council won't fight it tooth and nail?