D.C. guns: Registration may be provided by government
When the last remaining gun broker shut down in April, D.C. residents eager to arm themselves were left in limbo. They were unable to get their purty new handguns registered in the District, and that simply cannot stand.
It wasn't any anti-gun advocates or Second Amendment–hating judge that brought down broker Charles W. Sykes Jr.; it was a lease expiring. While Sykes searches for a new office, the District is looking for ways to get new guns registered here.
An emergency bill Councilman Phil Mendelson plans to introduce Tuesday would allow D.C. to take matters into its own hands by registering new handguns itself — that is, to be a firearms dealer. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, meanwhile, suggested Walmart could "take that on," but the box-store chain has no intention of selling guns at its forthcoming D.C. stores. (DCist thinks Target makes more sense.)
Something obviously needs to be done soon to ensure that the District's upper class residents are able to arm their Northwest townhouses.
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