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Guns Archive: September 2012

  • MILLER: D.C.'s mace control, part 2

    The city clearly takes possession of mace seriously because the penalty is the same for illegal possession of a firearm -- a whopping year in jail and $1,000 fine. Now I understand why Detective Kim assured me the cops wouldn’t arrest me if I used it. Read part two in the series as D.C. residents plead with politicians for the right to defend themselves with guns and mace. Published September 27 2012

  • MILLER: Washington warms to gun-toting tourists

    Under pressure from Congress and the public, D.C. officials are moving to ease one of the least defensible of their anti-gun ordinances. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, also the Judiciary Committee’s chairman, held a hearing Monday on his proposal to decriminalize possession of a gun or ammunition for nonresidents. Published September 27 2012

  • MILLER: D.C. stands for District of Crime

    When the Founders chose the swampy marshland along the Potomac River to serve as the home for the federal government, they couldn’t have envisioned it would one day become a cesspool of violence. While crime rates have steadily declined in the rest of the country, the trajectory in the District is up. Or maybe it’s down. It depends on whom you ask. Published September 27 2012

  • MILLER: D.C.'s mace control

    Now that I've registered a gun in Washington, I've realized how limiting it is for self defense since I can’t legally take it out of my home. Since the District do not recognize the constitutional right to bear arms, so residents are just sitting ducks on D.C. streets. Criminals know that they can rob, assault, rape or murder anyone without fear. D.C. politicians do everything in their power to keep people defenseless. Published September 25 2012

  • MILLER: Hide your guns

    You didn’t hear the word “guns” voluntarily pass the lips of any Democratic speaker at this week’s convention in Charlotte, N.C. Liberals may be smart enough to avoid alienating the almost half of all Americans who have guns in their homes, but the same can’t be said for their party platform. That's because Democrats vow to pursue more gun-control laws. Published September 11 2012