View Full Version : Uh, oh, DC pulls a Chicago!

07-21-2011, 2:01 PM

Gun owners and gun-rights advocates are fired up over a zoning change by the District of Columbia that paves the way for the only licensed gun dealer in the nation's capital -- forced to shutter his business when he lost his lease -- to re-open inside police headquarters.

The 2008 Supreme Court case that ended the district's long-standing handgun ban made it possible for D.C. residents to buy and own handguns as long they're registered and kept at home. But federal law prohibits residents who buy a handgun in another state from bringing it into the city on their own, instead requiring a licensed dealer to make the transfers for residents.

The district has been without a federally licensed dealer since April, when Charles W. Sykes Jr., the only person in the district licensed to transfer and register handguns purchased in another state, lost his lease. Sykes has had trouble finding an affordable location that also meets the city's zoning rules requiring gun-related businesses to be at least 300 feet away from schools, libraries, playgrounds and other locations.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/21/dc-zoning-change-allows-gun-sales-at-police-hq/#ixzz1SmPFA5f2

Looks like any pending suits could be mooted? Thoughts?

07-21-2011, 2:29 PM
I thought Gura forced them to rent out an office?

Purple K
07-21-2011, 3:24 PM
Hmmm.... This is exactly what Pleasant Hill, Ca. was trying to do. They failed!

07-21-2011, 3:28 PM
I thought Gura forced them to rent out an office?

Did he? I missed that update. If true, then old news, but good news.

07-21-2011, 3:40 PM
I'd rather have the people in DC Unarmed so when the checks no longer cash...well it will make things much easier for the angry mob.

07-21-2011, 4:15 PM
Follow this in the Lane v Holder thread -- http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=447295