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  • "[T]he NRA and their acolytes underestimate our residents if they think this city will tolerate autocratic rule from Congress," said Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, District Democrat, in response to a bill that would do away with D.C.'s ban on semiautomatic rifles and gut other gun restrictions. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

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  • Dick Anthony Heller

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    The District of Columbia will do anything to stop law-abiding people from owning firearms to defend themselves. Washington’s city council put in place the most onerous gun registration requirement in the country. So Dick Heller is taking D.C. to court again in a case known as “Heller II.” Judge James Boasberg

  • Fingerprint Technician Sedearia Wilson-Jackson records digital fingerprints of a participant of a handgun qualification license class in order to qualify to own a handgun at Gilbert Indoor Range, Rockville, Md., Sunday, November 17, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    MILLER: D.C. gun registry forces fingerprinting at police station

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  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    MILLER: Treating gun owners like criminals

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  • FBI and Metropolitan Police Department officials surround the Family Research Council building at 8th and G streets N.W. in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, following the shooting of a security guard at the conservative Christian lobbying group. The security guard was evidently shot in the arm before he wrestled the gunman to the ground. The suspect has now been taken into custody. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    MILLER: Armed against tragedy

    Liberals are anxious to talk about workplace or school shootings when it suits their political agenda. That's why the usual suspects are observing a vow of silence regarding Wednesday's armed attack on the Family Research Council (FRC).

  • Plaintiff Rich Heller, who challenged the city's gun ban, leaves the Supreme Court building after the ruling on Thursday. He said  he will register to purchase  a handgun "very soon."

    Appeals court upholds D.C. gun restrictions

    The District of Columbia can bar residents from owning assault weapons and require them to register their handguns without violating the Second Amendment, but the district must explain further why its numerous handgun registration requirements are necessary, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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  • "Any security guard anywhere else in the country -- where we have 49 states that have concealed carry -- that security guard could have been carrying," Mr. Heller told The Washington Times. "If this shooter would have pulled what he did in Maryland, they would have taken him out in a body bag."

    MILLER: Armed against tragedy →

  • Dick Heller, the District's most famous security guard, said he thinks Washington's gun laws made the FRC incident especially dangerous.

    MILLER: Armed against tragedy →

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