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Shots Fired at US Capitol Visitors Center; Office Injured

Shots Fired at US Capitol Visitors Center; Officer Injured

At approximately 2:40 PM today, shots were fired at the US Capitol Visitors Center after a man with a gun entered the building. Police responded almost immediately, and no fatalities have been reported thus far. One US Capitol police officer was “shot, but not seriously” according to the Capitol's sergeant-at-arms. Some reports indicate that a female…

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DC: a Bit More Gun-friendly

DC: 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. “I’m glad we were able…

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DC's Lone Gun Dealer to Set Up Shop at Police HQ

DC’s Lone Gun Dealer to Set Up Shop at Police HQ

If District of Columbia officials can’t find new office space for the district’s sole firearms dealer, they plan to set him up within D.C. police headquarters. Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration said in a statement Friday that it “makes sense” to locate Charles Sykes’ business at police headquarters downtown because residents who buy handguns must go…

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DC Woman Sues Feds, State of Virginia Over Gun Transfer Law

DC Woman Sues Feds, State of Virginia Over Gun Transfer Law

Michelle Lane is tired of waiting to get her guns, so she's going to federal court. WTOP was first to report that Lane and all D.C. residents are temporarily unable to register handguns. The reason: The only licensed firearm dealer in the District is temporarily out of business because he lost his lease. Federal law prohibits…

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The District of Columbia vs. District of Columbia v. Heller

The District of Columbia vs. District of Columbia v. Heller

The Washington Times editorializes against Washington, D.C.’s continuing refusal to respect the Second Amendment in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller: In its ruling, the Supreme Court smacked down D.C. gun-control measures and reaffirmed the constitutional protection for the individual’s right to own a handgun. Since then, the…

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