Friday, July 18, 2008

DC Rejects Heller’s Handgun Application!

File this one under hubris, but according to
WUSA news, DC has rejected Heller’s Handgun Application, even though the Supreme Court decision specifically ordered them to accept it. How much further are these absolutely criminal politicians in DC going to go? They continue to blatantly defy the Supreme Court ruling on this case. From the article:

“Dick Heller is the man who brought the lawsuit against the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns. He was among the first in line Thursday morning to apply for a handgun permit.

“But when he tried to register his semi-automatic weapon, he says he was rejected. He says his gun has seven bullet clip. Heller says the City Council legislation allows weapons with fewer than eleven bullets in the clip. A spokesman for the DC Police says the gun was a bottom-loading weapon, and according to their interpretation, all bottom-loading guns are outlawed because they are grouped with machine guns.”

First, it’s a seven round magazine – a “bullet” is just a part of the cartridge – and no handguns have “clips”. However, the media’s semantic gaffes pale in comparison to those made by the DC police. They’re contending a bottom-loading semi-automatic pistol (like the M1911 which is what it sounds like Heller tried to register) is a MACHINE GUN!?!?? I’m sorry; it’s time to FIRE the damn DC police department. They are nothing but a load of totalitarian thugs seeking to continue to deny the basic rights of the citizens of the district. They’re actions are unconstitutional and illegal, and they need to suffer the consequences for those actions.

Expect more lawsuits soon. I hope criminal charges are filed as well, but I doubt that will happen.

Until next time!

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