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Guns Archive: May 2012

  • MILLER: SWAT rampage destroys Iraq vet's home over guns

    (Part 2 of 4) The D.C. police arrested Army Sgt. Matt Corrigan, a veteran of the Iraq war and searched his house without a warrant, not to protect the public from a terrorist or stop a crime in progress, but to rouse a sleeping man the police thought might have an unregistered gun in his home. Published May 28 2012

  • MILLER: Drive across America, armed

    Americans choose to take to the roads for vacations and to visit friends and family on Memorial Day. Often, they’ll bring their firearms with them for sport or personal protection, and it’s perfectly legal under federal law. This gets under the skin of a handful of anti-gun jurisdictions that have grown so out of control that they’ll jail an active-duty Afghanistan veteran who’s following the letter of the law. A growing, bipartisan movement in Congress is looking to stop the harassment. Published May 27 2012

  • MILLER: Iraq vet brutalized over guns in D.C.

    (Part 1 of 4) The Metropolitan Police Department seems to have it out for our military. The department is using the city’s pointless firearm registration mandate to harass, arrest and jail servicemen. Army 1st Sergeant Matthew Corrigan was woken in the middle of the night, forced out of his home, arrested, had his home ransacked, had his guns seized and was thrown in jail, where he was lost in the prison system for two weeks -- all because the District refuses to recognize the meaning of the Second Amendment. Published May 23 2012

  • MILLER: Soldier gets his guns

    (Part 3 of 4) The active duty soldier who had his guns confiscated by the District of Columbia two years ago will have his property returned by Memorial Day. It took the help of a high-powered lawyer, two U.S. Senators, a member of Congress and national publicity to force the obstinate District to show some respect for the Constitution. It should never happen again. Published May 22 2012

  • MILLER: Soldier wants his guns back, Congress up in arms

    (Part 2 of 4) Congress is up in arms over D.C. violating injured vet’s personal property rights. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a gun owner and hunter, fired off a letter to D.C. Chief Cathy Lanier, saying that he would, “strongly encourage you to return the firearms to Lt. Kim’s possession as soon as possible.” Mr. Graham, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, hand wrote in all capital letters at the bottom: “PLEASE LET US KNOW SOON!” Published May 18 2012

  • MILLER: Injured vet’s guns stolen by D.C.

    (Part 1 of 4) After being injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, Lt. Augustine Kim spent the night in a D.C. jail for possessing unregistered guns. Mr. Kim was transporting his firearms from his parents’ house in New Jersey to South Carolina when he stopped at Walter Reed in Washington for a medical appointment in the summer of 2010. After being pulled over, handcuffed, arrested, thrown in jail overnight, his guns were confiscated by the city. Published May 14 2012

  • MILLER: D.C.’s mayor holds up gun rights

    Washington gun owners’ rights are, once again, getting blown off by city leaders. While the city council voted unanimously on April 17 in favor of a bill to ease restrictions on Second Amendment rights, Mayor Vincent Gray has not signed the bill into law. Published May 11 2012

  • MILLER: D.C. folds in gun rights battle

    Give the Council of the District of Columbia some credit. They're actually responding to criticisms about how the city's gun laws are being implemented. The council’s Judiciary Committee chairman, Phil Mendelson, used his oversight powers to force the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to make changes over the last two weeks so that officers would properly explain and enforce the three-year old firearms’ laws. Published May 7 2012

  • MILLER: D.C. a bit more gun-friendly

    The District took a big step on Tuesday toward bringing its gun laws in line with the rest of America. While an oppressive registration requirement remains in place, the D.C. Council voted unanimously to make the overall process of becoming a handgun owner significantly less expensive and time-consuming for residents. Published May 6 2012