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beevul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 11:35 PM
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Locked and Un-Loaded
Locked and Un-Loaded

July 17, 2008 - 6:20am

(Editor's Note: Follow WTOP's Mark Segraves as he attempts to register for a gun license and buy a firearm. Scroll down to read the rest of his blog.)

Despite the fact that they're now legal to own, getting a handgun in the District is going to be impossible -- at least for a while. But this reporter is going to try.

At 7 a.m. Thursday, the Metropolitan Police Department will open its doors at Headquarters and begin taking applications for permits. If you already own an illegal handgun, you're in luck. Because of the 90 day amnesty program, you can bring your gun (unloaded and wrapped up) to the police and apply for a permit. If, like most people, you don't have a gun, you can begin the permit process, but good luck getting a gun. Without a gun store, or someone to transfer the gun, it won't happen legally.

But I'm going to try.

It's important to note, I have no desire to own a gun. In fact, once I get the gun, I'll turn it over to police or sell it back to the gun store where I bought it. I simply want to walk through the entire process to see how it does - or doesn't - work.

So, join me on this journey. I'll update this blog on a daily, and sometimes hourly basis until I'm locked and un-loaded. Feel free to add your thoughts or experiences along the way.

A window into the process of buying and registering a gun in DC.

Watching this process in action should prove enlightening.

A good one to keep an eye on methinks, and reading whats there so far has shown somewhat the mindset of some of the DC leadership, as well as the ineptitude of some of the people in charge who are supposed to know the law and how this process is supposed to work.
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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 12:12 AM
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1. they are just begging to be ....
Bitch slapped by the court somemore...

And they should be...
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 03:38 PM
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2. "...the Bureau of Departments, Division of Agencies, Ministry of Commissions..." (nt)
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