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


doublenutz

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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 Metropolitan Police Department: Gun Registration. 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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Ruger Lady

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It's ridiculous

If you watched the press conference they had, they stated exactly what the note says but they also said the were going to make "restrictions as tough as the constitutions allows". So they are going to make it very hard for D.C. residents to get a handgun and it will only be a revolver. So I wouldn't be surprised if the were more legal actions. I still feel bad for law-abiding D.C. citizens and I hope they continue to fight.
 

HK4U

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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 Metropolitan Police Department: Gun Registration. Residents with questions are encouraged to contact the Firearms Registration Section at 202-727-9490.

Sincerely,

Cathy Lanier
Chief of Police

Memo Source: WashingtonPost.com

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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.
[
I]Who will protect them against stupidity in high places?[/I]
 

toreskha

Titles are un-American.
a.. Second, automatic and semiautomatic handguns generally remain illegal and may not be registered.
Well...we'll see about that.

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.
Her opinion isn't worth the air she used to utter it with.

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.
Yeah, sure...and she's also the Tooth Fairy.
 

Bohemian

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Apparently Cathy Lanier Chief of Police D.C. ...

failed to either listen to and or read the Supreme Court Opinion...
Available at:
http://www.nraila.org/heller/

which states that the D.C. gun ban amounts to the ban of an entire class of weapons... which fails constitutional scrutiny...

In other words "the ban of an entire class of weapons is unconstitutional"

I find no exclusion of semi-autos in the Heller decision or full-autos for that matter...

The only mention of revolvers or semi-autos was in the dissent(s) which has no bearing on the courts decision...

It is time if you have not done so already to write the NRA, GOA, SAF and your representatives and the media to let them know of Cathy Lanier Chief of Police D.C. latests shenanigans

Write your representatives:
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Write the media:
NRA-ILA :: Action Center

Write the NRA (National Rifle Association):
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Write the GOA (Gun Owners of America):
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Write the SAF (Second Amendment Foundation):
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Write FoxNews (Sean Hannity has a CCW):
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The Unabridged Second Amendment:
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The Gunny

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I see this as a attempt to continue enforcing laws that are not in the spirit of the SCOTUS rulling in Heller V DC. I think of it as a delaying action to further delay the freedom that the ruling was supposed to return. This is a police department trying to enforce it's own interpretation of the ruling and will take years to get things sorted out. I would not be surprised if it takes years to get things sorted out. I wonder if they actually put things like this on a ballot and had a vote on the matter what the feelings of the majority of the residents would be? I am sitting here thinking that these restrictive laws were probably not enacted as the result of any voting on the part of the people. More likely they were some career politicians knee jerk reaction to a perceived crime wave as a simple measure he could point to as being tough on crime. I wonder when the fools will figure it out that criminals will always have guns and it is only hurting the law abiding citizens.
 

HK4U

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I see this as a attempt to continue enforcing laws that are not in the spirit of the SCOTUS ruling in Heller V DC. I think of it as a delaying action to further delay the freedom that the ruling was supposed to return. This is a police department trying to enforce it's own interpretation of the ruling and will take years to get things sorted out. I would not be surprised if it takes years to get things sorted out. I wonder if they actually put things like this on a ballot and had a vote on the matter what the feelings of the majority of the residents would be? I am sitting here thinking that these restrictive laws were probably not enacted as the result of any voting on the part of the people. More likely they were some career politicians knee jerk reaction to a perceived crime wave as a simple measure he could point to as being tough on crime. I wonder when the fools will figure it out that criminals will always have guns and it is only hurting the law abiding citizens.

I wonder if they actually put things like this on a ballot and had a vote on the matter what the feelings of the majority of the residents would be?

It does not seem to matter much anymore what the people think. Kalafornia is a good example. The people can vote on something there and the California supreme court strikes it down. Thomas Jefferson called the judicial branch a bunch of usurpers and he was right.
 

Bohemian

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None of the gun bans in ANY STATE including the D.C. gun ban was ever put to the vote of the people...

It was legislated by the likes of Diane Feinstein, Nancy Peloisi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Barack Hussein Obama, Hanoi John Kerry, The Kennedys, The Clintons, and others...

Vote smart and find out who the gun grabbers are, how they ran for office and how they lead as elected officials, that your vote can impact...

http://www.ontheissues.org/

Project Vote Smart - American Government, Elections, Candidates and Voting

FactCheck.org
 

doublenutz

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None of the gun bans in ANY STATE including the D.C. gun ban was ever put to the vote of the people...

It was legislated by the likes of Diane Feinstein, Nancy Peloisi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Barack Hussein Obama, Hanoi John Kerry, The Kennedys, The Clintons, and others...

Vote smart and find out who the gun grabbers are, how they ran for office and how they lead as elected officials, that your vote can impact...

http://www.ontheissues.org/

Project Vote Smart - American Government, Elections, Candidates and Voting

FactCheck.org


Damn Liberal Socialist Commies, every one of them! The few making the laws that are not in the best intrests of the many... yet these azzholes keep getting elected.

"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened"
Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America


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HK4U

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Damn Liberal Socialist Commies, every one of them! The few making the laws that are not in the best interests of the many... yet these azzholes keep getting elected.

"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened"
Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America


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They are traitors in ever sense of the word.
 

HK4U

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so I wonder when the people lost their rights to have a say on how things are run where they live...

Don't think it was any one date in particular but piece by piece, little by little. Like the frog in water that boils without noticing, we have lost our freedoms a little at a time. A careful study of what this country was 100-150 years ago compared to now would be a rude awakening.
 

tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
Well, whatever ends up happening in D.C., I think it's safe to say that when all is said and done, it will continue to have America's worst gun laws. Expect the first self-defense case that sees the light of day to result in the lawful gun owner being thrown under the bus, while the actual criminal ends up walking. I would bet the rent on it.
 

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