Marion Barry proposes lifting DC handgun ban
File this under blizzard reports from hell--
The Washington Times reports that former DC mayor, and present city councilman, Marion Barry, has proposed lifting the city's handgun ban, and allowing an amnesty period for gun registration. Maybe it's a battlefield conversion: "Mr. Barry, who was robbed at gunpoint in his Southeast apartment in January 2006..."
Sure. Lift the ban for a nominal 90 days, get the gullibly hopeful to tell the .gov who has what guns and where they are, then declare some kind of emergency and what was it DiFi said? Oh, yeah..."Mr and Mrs America, turn them all in".
Posted by: Lergnom at February 7, 2007 10:07 AM
This appears to be nothing less than an attempt to influence the Court case to make it moot. See, they can own a handgun and register it. There is no Ban in D.C.
Posted by: Rudy DiGiacinto at February 7, 2007 11:02 AM
Like Rudy, I wonder if this is an attempt to make the pending court case moot.
Posted by: Kevin P. at February 7, 2007 11:49 AM
That was my first thought as well, that they want to kill the Parker case.
Posted by: Jim at February 7, 2007 02:50 PM
This is actually a two-fer.
It makes the case moot, and Marion Barry found that HE can't get a gun permit, so he wants the law changed. Any bets on if the law were a New York-style permit system where the connected would get permits Barry would have already had his permit and his piece?
Posted by: Windy Wilson at February 13, 2007 03:28 PM