D.C. and Hanguns


Palmach

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There is still going to be a big problem in obtaining handguns in D.C.

First and foremost, since the handgun ban was imposed there are no federally licensed dealers in D.C.

Second, they have very restrictive zoning laws, and you can be sure that they will try to use these in order to prevent someone from coming in. This would leave open some of the areas that are crime ridden, but any store owner would deal with the potential for consistent targeting by criminals.

There is the issue of neigboring States, however, in order to purchase from an out of state dealer, as you know the handgun would need to be transferred to a licensed dealer in the state of residence. There are none in D.C. which is another hurdle that will need to be overcome.

In essence, this is a great victory for the 2nd Amemdment overall, however, I am not sure that it will be any easier today or in the near future to have a legal handgun in D.C. than it was yesterday.

The good news is that long guns will no longer be required to be disassembled or have a trigger lock, and residents will be more readiy able to protect home and family.
 

I would move to DC with my purchases from my current state

sell or transfer to my relatives (if I had some there) , or sell to another resident with a DC Permit/DC License
 

Palmach

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I would move to DC with my purchases from my current state

sell or transfer to my relatives (if I had some there) , or sell to another resident with a DC Permit/DC License

and that is really the only way to do it. The two current choices due to lack of an FFL network is private sale and gifting.
 

toreskha

Titles are un-American.
Second, they have very restrictive zoning laws, and you can be sure that they will try to use these in order to prevent someone from coming in.
Possibly. However, a platoon of commercial real estate lawyers may be able to fix that.

I think that pawnshops and sporting goods stores that are already established might not have that much trouble; after the recent ruling, it's really just bringing in a new inventory item. Setting up a range would be a whole different issue entirely though.
 

DrDavidM

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Just out of curiosity, since the residents of DC are not really in any state, how does it work. It appears that they have to buy a firearm in DC only. Is that correct?
 

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