Saturday, December 20, 2008

D.C. passes "final" gun regulations

From Washington, D.C.:
The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave final approval to regulations governing guns in the District, six months after the Supreme Court struck down the city's decades-old ban on handguns.

"It's been a pretty comprehensive effort, and I think we've got a good, balanced program that balances safety with the Second Amendment right to have a handgun for self-defense in the home," D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles said.

The council unanimously passed legislation requiring D.C. gun owners to register their weapons every three years and go through a background check every six years.

Mary Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat, and Harry Thomas Jr., Ward 5 Democrat, also won approval of an amendment to the bill mandating that residents complete a firearms training or safety course that requires them to spend at least one hour at a firing range and four hours receiving classroom instruction.

Article here.

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