DC to begin fingerprinting, taking mug shots of all LEGAL gun owners at police stations

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Washington DC’s new gun regulations are set to take effect on January 1, and they are brazenly unconstitutional.

from Washington Times:

The 1,800 or so criminals who have killed, robbed or assaulted innocent people with guns in the District of Columbia so far this year were hauled into the police station to be fingerprinted, photographed and to undergo a criminal-background check.  

Now, legal gun owners who have committed no crime are getting the exact same treatment. That is neither constitutional, nor fair.

The latest gun-control scheme that starts on Jan. 1 will force every legal firearm owner in the nation’s capital to go in person to police headquarters to renew their registration certificates.

The Metropolitan Police Department filed proposed rules last week to enact this absurd law, and citizens have until Dec. 15 to comment on the regulations.

To avoid becoming a felon, anyone with a gun registered before 2011 will have to go to police headquarters to be fingerprinted, photographed, provide proof of address, pay a fee and confirm they may still legally possess the firearm. The Firearms Registration Section will then create a new registration certificate — now in the form of an ID card — for each gun.

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Imagine that, Washington DC, a town full of crooks, is going to begin treating the law abiding citizens the same as felons. This law is not only a violation of the 2nd Amendment, but a hideous encroachment on the 4th as well.


4 thoughts on “DC to begin fingerprinting, taking mug shots of all LEGAL gun owners at police stations

  1. have been telling friends here not to register their weapons, because sooner or later they will come after them because they know you have them. they always defended registering themselves. i wonder what they will think when this thing gets going.

  2. My brother lives in Canada and told me he is so sorry he ever registered his guns, that many of his friends buried or hid their guns with all the ammo and items they think they might need in the future.

    California authorities are confiscating guns from anyone who had previous or recent police records, even minor infractions. Different States are requiring more and more restrictions, the Vet. Admin. is sending letters out to Vets that any that have had psychological problems of any kind have to turn their weapons in. My brother in law was “required” to see a shrink at the VA for evaluation, then later he was informed he had to turn in or get rid of any weapons he had.

    It’s piecemeal, here and there and increasing, soon it will be full fledged before anyone realizes it. State by State, law by law, requirement by requirement. You cannot complete your mission (Obama) of establishing a Marxist Dictatorship until you confiscate all the guns.

  3. when they do this they are makeing a claim they own you and your property for those stupid enough to do it they are consenting to that
    pledge oathe apply all means you declare you are property off and begging for permission soon after they will declare you do not have the right or privelage and they will remove it including you
    ever wonder why they dont stop or punish there own for murdering ppl cause they are property to them had enough yet

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