posted on May, 12 2011 @ 09:55 AM
In today's Washington Times there is an editorial
Too often, it seems city officials in Washington would like to forget they must operate under the Constitution. The District has gone out of
its way to deny residents any meaningful ability to protect themselves at home with a firearm, prompting the Second Amendment Foundation to file a
lawsuit on Tuesday to allow gun purchases in the nation’s capital.
three years ago the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller case was supposed to have settled this mess... the court basically said residents of D.C.
had the right to purchase legally own firearms to protect themselves and their property... however...
thanks to city Zoning laws they have made it impossible to open a retail gun store in D.C. With no gun stores, the only way to obtain a pistol
lawfully is to make a purchase in another state and have the gun shipped to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder in the District. A federal law
prohibits acquisition of a firearm across state lines in any other way.
now here comes the rub... the only FFL holder doing business in Washington recently lost his lease...
with them gone so is the only legal means to acquire a handgun in D.C.
In steps the Second Amendment Foundation arguing that their client, Michelle Lane, is being denied
equal protection of the laws because of where she lives.
Miss Lane ordered two handguns months ago, before this FFL dealer was forced out and now she's stuck. unable to collect her property, namely the
weapons she bought and paid for...
My thoughts on this mess is those in a position have never denied themselves the right to keep and bare arms, to protect their families and all that
they own... but they choose not to extend that right to we little guys, we working stiffs, we common men and women.... It is high time the city
officials there in D.C. learn they have to abide by all that is in our "Bill of right"s rather than reserving those rights just for their elitist
Link to story
edit on 12-5-2011 by DaddyBare because: (no reason