- Associated Press - Friday, April 29, 2011

The sole person who has registered handguns in the District of Columbia since a ban was overturned in 2008 is no longer taking registration orders.

That means D.C. residents currently have no legal means to purchase a handgun and keep it in their homes.
D.C. has no gun stores, and federal law prohibits residents from buying a handgun elsewhere and bringing it into the district.

Charles Sykes is the proprietor of the only licensed firearm dealer in the city that will transfer guns from out-of-state stores. But Sykes tells WTOP-FM that he’s lost his lease and won’t be taking orders until he finds a new location. The district has strict zoning requirements on where gun dealers can locate.

Since 2008, Sykes has processed more than 1,000 handguns for D.C. residents

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