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It’s About Time!

In a shame that rivals her Mayor being arrested and convicted for drug use, the District of Columbia is FINALLY forced by judicial edict to comply with the Constitution’s Second Amendment!

Watch: Emily Miller Explains New DC Firearm Carry Rules

I’m reminded of a former friend and lawyer who carried concealed in D.C. in the 80’s, when doing so was a major felony.  On one occasion he was forced to clear leather against an armed assailant a misguided youth who confronted he and some female company near the Jefferson Memorial.  The youth dropped his piece of rebar and fled the scene.

I asked Lew what if he had been forced to shoot the bastard misguided youth, knowing the legal ramifications of having to do so.  His reply?  He would have taken the first available taxi to the Potomac, thrown the offending gun therein, and fled town!

This was a man not only known in D.C., but he had actually practiced before the Supreme Court.  But he knew the then ‘law’ well enough to know he had no Constitutional protection of his right to possess and carry in that locale, much less shoot someone in self-defense.

At least, if he were alive today, he’d now have that carry right.

IF he were a legal resident…

h/t Townhall.com

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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7 thoughts on “It’s About Time!

  1. From what I looked at yesterday, don’t non-residents *with permits* actually have more rights than DC residents?
    I haven’t read the ruling just ‘sound bites’ of the ruling, so this is all coming from 3rd hand gossip.

    Posted by KM | July 29, 2014, 2:01 pm
  2. In answer to KM’s question, no! We would get arrested in a heartbeat… And DC now has a stay in place, so it’s back to business as usual over there… Only the criminals carry with impunity!

    Posted by Old NFO | July 29, 2014, 4:56 pm
  3. Yeah, I just saw that! Amazing how ‘the powers that be’ can get a ‘stay’ on our rights!

    Posted by guffaw1952 | July 29, 2014, 5:16 pm
  4. I didn’t think the ruling would last w/o a stay past the nearest judge’s morning snooze button.

    And why not a stay on rights? It’s not like we need them or anything.
    The .goob says you have rights, you just can’t use them willy-nilly anytime you want.
    What do you think this is….a free country??

    Posted by KM | July 29, 2014, 5:41 pm
  5. What I haven’t heard is if their other ordinances against possession of ammunition, even a single empty shotgun shell, are still valid.

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | July 30, 2014, 8:25 am

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