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The memo from DC Police Chief to DC Residents:

Action Alert: Washington DC Already Planning To Restrict Law-Abiding Citizens 2nd Amendment Rights

The following is a memo sent to Washington, DC residents by Cathy Lanier, Washington, DC Chief of Police:

From: Lanier, Cathy (MPD)
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 6:35 PM
Subject: Supreme Court Update

Residents,

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court today struck down part of the District of Columbia's handgun ban. I wanted to drop you a note to let you know the immediate impact of this decision.

The Supreme Court's ruling is limited and leaves intact various other laws that apply to private residents who would purchase handguns or other firearms for home possession. It is important that everyone know that:

a.. First, all firearms must be registered with the Metropolitan Police Department's Firearms Registration Section before they may be lawfully possessed.
a.. Second, automatic and semiautomatic handguns generally remain illegal and may not be registered.
a.. Third, the Supreme Court's ruling is limited to handguns in the home and does not entitle anyone to carry firearms outside his or her own home.

Lastly, although the Court struck the safe storage provision on the ground that it was too broadly written, in my opinion firearms in the home should be kept either unloaded and disassembled or locked.

I will comply with the Court's reading of the Second Amendment in its letter and spirit. At the same time, I will continue to vigorously enforce the District's other gun-related laws. I will also continue to find additional ways to protect the District's residents against the scourge of gun violence.

Residents who want additional information can visit the Metropolitan Police Website at www.mpdc.dc.gov/gunregistration. Residents with questions are encouraged to contact the Firearms Registration Section at 202-727-9490.

Sncerely,

Cathy Lanier
Chief of Police

Memo Source: WashingtonPost.com
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From Top Glock:

Action Needed:
Although Ms. Lanier and those in charge of the District of Columbia residents safety are entitled to their opinions, I firmly believe that they are dead wrong in their interpretation of the Supreme Court's ruling and the spirit of the ruling. I supposed that I could understand things from their point of view if they had one of the cleaner and safer cities in the nation, but we all know that is not true. I ask you all to call the Chief's office, write a letter or email and let her know just how you feel about her memo.

Washington, DC Chief of Police Contact Info:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202 727.4218
Fax: 202 727.9524
Mailing Address:
Chief of Police
Cathy Lanier
300 Indiana Ave., NW
Room 5080
Washington, DC 20001
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Just FYI!
 

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I wonder how many folks will show up to register a semi-automatic pistol and will be immediately thrown in jail??? :disgusted:

Update: The FAQ indicates that they are working on an amnesty program for those that already have guns, but semi-autos will still be illegal. Of note, they will only register one handgun per person and you must pass a 20 question multiple choice test on D.C. gun laws in order to be registered.
 

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Well I can smell another court case.
 

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Here we go again...So much for their right .........."to keep and bear arms". She is nuts, I think I better get my email ready.
 

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Ishpeck said:
Washington DC needs a lucidity enema.
I agree!
Just one question.... which end do you insert the enema? They both look the same to me and the same stuff is released from each. :lol3:

Sorry folks, maybe I should have resisted just a little bit more!
 

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You have to be a pretty special person to stand up to the Supreme Court like this. Or dumb. Or both. Hmm...

--Geoff
 

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burninator said:
You have to be a pretty special person to stand up to the Supreme Court like this. Or dumb. Or both. Hmm...
I vote for #2.
:withstupid:
 
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burninator said:
You have to be a pretty special person to stand up to the Supreme Court like this....
"Special" in the "rides a short bus to school" sense or in the "can see through walls and throw a car across the Missippi" sense?
 

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I've been thinking about it, and I don't think they're dumb, I think they're testing the limits. Just how restrictive will the courts allow them to be?
 

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swillden said:
I've been thinking about it, and I don't think they're dumb, I think they're testing the limits. Just how restrictive will the courts allow them to be?
Worst case is they finally find the limit and doing so encourages Chicago, California, etc. to restrict guns even more, since then they will know where the line is....
 
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swillden said:
I've been thinking about it, and I don't think they're dumb, I think they're testing the limits. Just how restrictive will the courts allow them to be?
How is this not dumb? By "testing the limits" they risk judicial backlash. They're going to get the opposite of what they want.
 

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Ishpeck said:
How is this not dumb? By "testing the limits" they risk judicial backlash. They're going to get the opposite of what they want.
We HOPE they're risking judicial backlash.
 

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swillden said:
Ishpeck said:
How is this not dumb? By "testing the limits" they risk judicial backlash. They're going to get the opposite of what they want.
We HOPE they're risking judicial backlash.
Where's the praying/begging/prostrate smiley when you need it....DC, we salute you! :patriot: </sarcasm>
 

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burninator said:
swillden said:
Ishpeck said:
How is this not dumb? By "testing the limits" they risk judicial backlash. They're going to get the opposite of what they want.
We HOPE they're risking judicial backlash.
DC, we salute you! :patriot:
:puke:

(j/k)
 
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