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Guns Archive: February 2012


  • MILLER: Victory for gun rights in D.C.

    The District has moved one step closer to showing due respect to the Second Amendment. Potential gun owners will now save hours of their time and hundreds of dollars as a council committee voted to eliminate hurdles meant to discourage the law-abiding from keeping arms in the nation’s capital. Published February 29 2012

  • MILLER: Buying ammunition in D.C.

    After I became a gun owner, I needed to find a place to buy a box of 9mm for my gun. The restrictions in the District are strict, but the D.C. gun registry office staff make it more difficult. As I learned, the police who staff the office and are tasked with explaining the gun laws to residents just invent laws that don’t exist. Published February 27 2012

  • Emily Miller featured on Fox News

    Senior Editor Emily Miller was featured in a Fox News story about Washington, D.C. gun laws. The story is called "Roadblock to legally bear arms?" was from Fox News' Supreme Court correspondent Shannon Bream. It aired on "Special Report with Bret Baier" on Feb. 26. Published February 24 2012

  • MILLER: Transporting a gun through D.C.

    I had my new, legally-registered Sig Sauer at home for ten days before I figured out how to take it to a nearby state to shoot it. Although I’d spent four hours in a classroom memorizing the gun laws in Washington, D.C. and then passed a written test at the police station, I was still confused about the logistics of legally transporting a gun somewhere to practice. While I finally learned enough to get my gun to a range in Virginia on Friday to shoot it, the laws turned out to be far more complicated than I could have imagined. Published February 20 2012

  • MILLER: Next steps for D.C. gun rights

    The D.C. City Council is working on legislation this month that could ease some of the gun restrictions in the nation’s capital. While my ultimate goal is to end D.C.'s firearms registration law, I understand the limitations of dealing with a liberal council. My hope is that my personal experience as documented in the “Emily Gets Her Gun” series will help make the current registration process easier for other residents. Published February 15 2012

  • MILLER: Rick Perry: D.C. gun laws are unconstitutional

    Rick Perry believes the gun-control laws in Washington, D.C. are unconstitutional. “I think it’s an infringement on your Second Amendment,” the Texas governor told me in an interview at the Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. Published February 10 2012

  • MILLER: Emily got her gun!

    I finally got my gun in Washington, D.C. After months of aggravation, hundreds of dollars in fees, countless hours jumping over hurdles, I am now a gun owner and finally exercising my second amendment right to keep arms (bearing arms is still illegal in the nation’s capital). But the “Emily Gets Her Gun” series is far from over ... Published February 8 2012

  • MILLER: My gun registration is approved

    My application to register my gun in Washington, D.C. was approved! Yet things are still never as simple as they seem when it comes to District gun regulations. I had to delve further into the convoluted and undocumented laws and rules before I could actually bring my gun home. Published February 3 2012

  • MILLER: D.C.’s gun re-registration backlog

    A gun owner who has cleared the District’s 17 registration hurdles still isn’t home free. To continue exercising the Second Amendment right to keep arms, individuals have to renew registration certificates every three years and show up at the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) every six years to be fingerprinted. Published February 1 2012

  • Emily Miller interviewed on "Fox and Friends"

    Senior Editor Emily Miller was on "Fox and Friends" to talk about her efforts to get a legal gun in Washington, D.C. She was interviewed by Fox News' Dave Briggs about The Washington Times' series "Emily Gets Her Gun." The video of the interview is below: Published February 1 2012