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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 1/18/2006 3:36:51 PM EDT
Okay it starts out with this in the findings:

(5) The Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended by the Firearms Owners' Protection Act of 1986, and the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, provide comprehensive Federal regulations applicable in the District of Columbia as elsewhere. In addition, existing District of Columbia criminal laws punish possession and illegal use of firearms by violent criminals and felons. Consequently, there is no need for local laws which only affect and disarm law-abiding citizens

But the law does these things:

1) It still allows DC to ban destructive devices, short barrelled rifles and 'sawed off shotguns'.

Ummmm these are NOT banned by the GCA or the FOPA so why not make them legal like elsewhere?

2) DC defines a 'sawed off shotgun' as one with a barrel less than 20 inches. The federal equivalent is 'short barreled shotgun' and it is 18 inches. Many models of shotguns come with 18 inch barrels and these would still be illegal if this bill was passed

3) It provides for no CCW outside one's home or dwelling, still leaving one defenseless on the street

Among others...............

Maybe I am being nitpicky?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:47:42 PM EDT
"`Nothing in this section or any other provision of law shall authorize, or shall be construed to permit, the Council, the Mayor, or any governmental or regulatory authority of the District of Columbia to prohibit, constructively prohibit, or unduly burden the ability of persons not prohibited from possessing firearms under Federal law from acquiring, possessing in their homes or businesses, or using for sporting, self-protection or other lawful purposes, any firearm neither prohibited by Federal law nor subject to the National Firearms Act. The District of Columbia shall not have authority to enact laws or regulations that discourage or eliminate the private ownership or use of firearms.'. "
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