Gun laws in the District of Columbia
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Location of Washington, D.C. in the United States
Gun laws in the District of Columbia regulate the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition in the District of Columbia in the United States.
|Permit to purchase?
||The firearm registration process also serves as a permitting process.
||All firearms must be registered with the Metropolitan Police Department. A background check, training, and testing of the gun owner are required.
|“Assault weapon” law?
||“Assault weapons” and .50 BMG rifles prohibited.
|Magazine Capacity Restriction?
||Illegal to possess or acquire magazines of more than 10 round capacity.
|Owner license required?
||The firearm registration process also serves as a licensing process.
|Carry permits issued?
||Concealed carry prohibited.
||Open carry prohibited.
|NFA weapons restricted?
||Automatic firearms prohibited.
|Peaceable journey laws?
||Possession of unregistered firearms prohibited for both residents and non-residents.
Possession of firearms
In Washington, D.C., all firearms must be registered with the police, by the terms of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975. The same law also prohibited the possession of handguns, even in private citizens’ own homes, unless they were registered before 1976. However, the handgun ban was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller. The Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment acknowledges and guarantees the right of the individual to possess and carry firearms, and therefore D.C.’s ban on handguns was unconstitutional. Following the Heller decision, the Washington D.C. City Council enacted a set of rules regulating the possession of handguns in citizens’ homes. In addition to each handgun being registered with the police, the rules require that D.C. residents undergo a background check and submit fingerprints. The firearms registry photographs the applicant. Residents must take an online gun safety course, and pass a written test on the District’s gun laws. Residents must also declare where it will be kept.
The District of Columbia does not permit the concealed carrying of firearms. Open carry is also prohibited. A lawsuit was filed on August 6, 2009, to compel the district to issue permits to carry weapons.
- ^ “State Gun Laws: District of Columbia”, National Rifle Association – Institute for Legislative Action. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
- ^ “District of Columbia Law Summary”, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
- ^ Mears, Bill (June 26, 2008). “High Court Strikes Down Gun Ban”. CNN. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
- ^ Falcone, Michael (December 16, 2008). “Washington Council Enacts Tough Gun-Control Measure”. The New York Times. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
- ^ Richey, Warren (March 26, 2010). “Federal Judge OKs D.C.’s Latest Set of Gun-Control Laws”. The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
- ^ Davenport, Christian (September 2, 2009). “Passing D.C.’s Rules to Get a Gun Was Hard, but the Weapon Posed Its Own Test”. The Washington Post. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
- ^ Associated Press (December 6, 2011). “DC Council to Consider Easing Some Handgun Registration Requirements in Wake of Court Ruling”. The Washington Post. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
- ^ SAF Sues District of Columbia over Carrying of Handguns, Second Amendment Foundation press release, saf.org. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
Communist Rules for Revolution 1919, 84 Years later we’re there
In May 1919, at Dusseldorf, Germany, the Allied Forces obtained a copy of the “Communist Rules for Revolution.” Nearly 84 years later, they have nearly succeeded in every area.
1. Corrupt the young: get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness.
2. Get control of all means of publicity. Get peoples’ minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books, plays and other trivialities.
3. Divide people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance.
4. Destroy the peoples’ faith in their natural leaders by holding the latter up to contempt, ridicule and . (speak against, condemnatory utterances)
5. Always preach ;true democracy; but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
6. By encouraging government extravagance, destroy its credit; produce fear of inflation, rising prices and general discontent.
7. Foment strikes in vital industries; encourage civil disorders and foster a lenient and soft attitude on the part of government toward these disorders.
8. By special argument cause a breakdown of the old moral virtues; honesty, sobriety, continence, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness.
9. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext with a view of confiscation of them and leaving the population helpless.
America’s Destruction a Long Term Agenda
Newswatch Magazine, June 17 2004
Every one of these rules is nearly complete in the U.S. today. How close are we to the confiscation of all guns in America? We don’t know but look at the following.
In the Bristol Herald Courier, Friday, June 4, 2004, Page A5, was this headline: Mexico seeks closer ties with Russian military, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. President Vicente Fox of Mexico is a Socialist and already has ties with Cuba, China and now Russia. There is a book out that describes the silent movement of Chinese Communist troops into Mexico close to the American border. Its title is Silent Invasion.
What if this knowledge became available to the public and a cry was made for protection? Ted Koppel of Nightline, on April 7, 2004, had some interesting guests. They were former Reagan officials Edwin Meese III and Kenneth M. Duberstein; former Clinton official Sally Katzen, author James Mann, and former Bush official Richard Clarke. The subject matter was named The Armageddon Plan.
In the discussion Koppel imagines an attack that decimates the U.S. Congress. He said: “… aren’t [we] left for at least the foreseeable future with some sort of martial law anyway?”
Duberstein agrees with Koppel, adding: “YOU HAVE TO SUSPEND RIGHTS.”
Koppel continues by saying: “… And during that period, then, and given the sense of panic that is inevitable under circumstances like this, the executive branch of government takes on EXTRAORDINARY POWER, doesn’t it?”
Clarke agrees by saying: “I think in any war where Washington were destroyed, inevitably, there would be a period of, for lack of a better term, something like MARTIAL LAW. The key here is, though, that plans all call for going back to a normal three-branch system, as rapidly as possible.”
Koppel reacts to Clarke’s ideas by suggesting that this is a new idea to many leaders in Washington. NO! The federal government has been so infiltrated that they are on the verge of creating horrible circumstances that will ensure martial law with the loss of ALL of our Constitutionally guaranteed rights.
Most Americans do not realize the tremendous assault upon our Second Amendment Right to bear arms. In a trail against a private citizen from Texas, the Federal Government stated its PURPOSE was to not allow ANY citizen own guns of any kind, only the National Guard and military under the control of the Federal Government.
This would leave the population helpless to resist tyranny as our Founding Fathers told us to! They used the Swiss as an example of every able bodied male from age 16-60 to train in the proper handling of guns and were REQUIRED by law to keep them and ammunition stored in their homes to protect against tyranny. The Swiss have never been invaded or subjugated since 1291 AD as a result.
The Socialist/Communist/Secret Society members, such as Skull & Bones, that are working for world government MUST DISARM the American people to succeed. They are working overtime while our Senators and Representatives are being manipulated by panic rather than standing firm upon our Constitutional Rights.
America, you’re just too young to die!!!
Homeowner to cops: “Martial law has not been established in this country”
In perhaps one of the most shocking police brutality videos of recent years, police in Cotati, California respond to a call about “domestic violence” by kicking down the door of a man’s home before tazing him and his wife as they scream in agony.
The video begins with the cops standing on the man’s front lawn looking in through the window having responded to a report of a noise disturbance called in by neighbors. Despite the fact that the couple are obviously not at loggerheads and no harm is coming to anybody, the police announce that they are going to break into the house without a warrant.
“Why are you guys not coming out?,” asks one of the officers, bemused at the fact that someone wouldn’t follow orders.
“Because we don’t live in a police state, sir. Martial law has not been established in this country,” responds the homeowner.
The officer then orders the couple to get down on the ground and put their hands behind their backs, adding, “We’re gonna kick in the door.”
The cops kick down the door and enter the home with guns drawn as the homeowner exclaims, “You have no right to be in here!”
Despite the fact that the woman clearly has her hands in the air, a cop tazes her as she screams out in pain. The man is then also tazed.
The video clip has caused shockwaves across the Internet and has already gone viral along with an outpouring of support for the family.
However, others have expressed support for the police, claiming that the cops couldn’t see the children at the home and therefore didn’t know that they weren’t in danger. Under this scenario, the 4th amendment and probable cause are non-existent and the police can just break into your house and attack you in the name of “protecting the children” at any time.
“The police are allowed to kick in your door when they request you come outside to talk and you refuse and they were called to the residence because of domestic abuse,” wrote one respondent.
In reality, under Florida v. J.L. (March 28, 2000), “the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that anonymous tips are not sufficient grounds to constitute probable cause for a search. Judge Ginsburg, writing for the Supreme Court, stated, “Such an exception would enable any person seeking to harass another to set in motion an intrusive, embarrassing police search of the targeted person simply by placing an anonymous call.…”
“Who is the victim in this case? It’s not the children, who were peacefully playing in the front yard and in the home. And neither homeowner had raised a hand to the other,” writes Mac Slavo.
“In fact, the victims were the residents of the home, whose private property had been violated. The individual recording the video was reportedly tazed, detained and then arrested by police. For what?”
A new video of Adam Kokesh’s Saturday arrest appears to show police fiddling with the back of his shirt and pants pockets, evidence some are saying is indicative of police attempting to plant something on him.
The following status update appeared on Adam’s Facebook page on Sunday morning:
Just to comment on some of the disinformation out there Adam has not been release nor has he been given a method to contact anyone. Last night Darrell (Adam’s Production Manager) and I went to the philly jail and spoke with them and I was told that Feds came and picked him up… after going through the 2 low level cops that work the desk and speaking to the LT that was in charge (on video of course) we found out adam was being held at the federal jail rather than the local jail that we were at for “resisting arrest” and knowing Adam he most likely refused to process which is another charge… we rode over to the federal jail and spoke to a few people who confirmed Adam was being held in there… I was also told that he under no circumstances would be released without going in front of the judge on monday… anyone claiming that he has already been released is silly… I know being arrested for resisting arrest as the only charge seems crazy as Adam says “If it made sense it wouldn’t be government”… when I hear any news I’ll be sure to update this page and keep everyone informed. – Lucas