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DC, Heller and the intent of the law
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Jacob Sullum at Reason brings us up to date on how DC continues to attempt to subvert the Heller decision:
Speaking of registration, the District has established a burdensome 12-step process that involves multiple trips to gun dealers and government offices, fingerprinting, a written exam, and ballistic testing. How long does all this take? "Up to 14 days," according to one police department publication. "Approximately eight weeks," according to another. "There are circumstances where it could take months," says Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

Registration easily could turn out to be so onerous or capricious that it effectively denies D.C. residents the right to keep and bear arms. The District's revised firearm storage requirements are even more clearly unconstitutional, since they unreasonably interfere with the very function, self-defense in the home, that the Supreme Court said is protected by the Second Amendment. Likewise the arbitrary ban on semiautomatic handguns, the most commonly used self-defense weapons.
Imagine, if you will, a 12 step, multiple trip, 14-day to several month process to register to vote.

Would anyone in DC stand for that?
 
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And I bet the SC (by which I mean Scalia) will make that point in the majority opinion...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Imagine, if you will, a 12 step, multiple trip, 14-day to several month process to register to vote.

Would anyone in DC stand for that?
Stand for it? If it applied only to white, Christian males, Code Pink would be leading the charge.
 
Written By: Achillea
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Imagine, if you will, a 12 step, multiple trip, 14-day to several month process to get an abortion.

Would anyone in DC stand for that?
 
Written By: Neo
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Imagine, if you will, a 12 step, multiple trip, 14-day to several month process to get an abortion.

Would anyone in DC stand for that?
Ouch. That’s gonna require some stitches.
 
Written By: Terry
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Heller’s effort to register his 1911 was rejected; looks like it is on for Heller II.
 
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