Washington D.C. residents have never had any real Second Amendment rights, in a city where the violent crime rate is more than three times the national average, according to FBI’s Uniform Crime Report data.
Unless a resident has money and/or political influence, the ability to legally carry a firearm for self-defense is something most will never attain.
Each concealed carry permit must be personally approved by the chief of police, and the applicant must prove that their life is in danger.
The last count I saw — eight permits had been issued. Maybe by now they’re up to nine.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, want to restore the Second Amendment right of the District’s 658,893 residents, through the aptly titled bill “The Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015.”
“For years, the District of Columbia has infringed on its residents’ Second Amendment rights and rendered them vulnerable to criminals who could care less what the gun laws are.
This legislation will finally allow D.C.’s law-abiding residents and visitors access to firearms for sporting or lawful defense of themselves and their homes, businesses and families,” Rubio said in a written statement.
*Featured image: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, pictured, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, want to restore the Second Amendment right of the District’s 658,893 residents, through a bill titled bill “The Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015.”
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