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hadjin
09-06-2013, 12:21 PM
http://washingtonexaminer.com/warning-d.c.-cops-under-orders-to-arrest-tourists-with-empty-bullet-casings/article/2535216


Washington police are operating under orders to arrest tourists and other non-residents traveling with spent bullet or shotgun casings, a crime that carries a $1,000 fine, a year in jail and a criminal record, according to a new book about the city's confusing gun laws.

"Empty shell casings are considered ammunition in Washington, D.C., so they are illegal to possess unless you are a resident and have a gun registration certificate," pens Emily Miller in her investigative book, "Emily Gets Her Gun: ... But Obama Wants to Take Yours."

ll-Rafael-ll
09-06-2013, 12:30 PM
lol

Dutch3
09-06-2013, 12:32 PM
un freaking believable.

Maltese Falcon
09-06-2013, 12:32 PM
...So no reloading in DC w/o proper papers?

Is this ****ed up or what?

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Frito Bandido
09-06-2013, 12:37 PM
(Full Retard) x10^18839393773774778499299827747

pdq_wizzard
09-06-2013, 12:37 PM
I guess I will never drive in / go to DC, I have so many cases rolling around my truck I don't think I could ever find them all :kest:

nick
09-06-2013, 12:47 PM
Hmm, do they still even bother to pretend that it serves some sort of public good?

IVC
09-06-2013, 12:52 PM
I guess I will never drive in / go to DC, I have so many cases rolling around my truck I don't think I could ever find them all :kest:

They have these things called "airplanes" these days... :43:

Rock6.3
09-06-2013, 12:55 PM
It sounds like time to do an air drop of spent berdan brass, spent steel cases, and spent aluminum cases all over D.C. Every kid will have some in his pockets, and it will end up in every vehicle in the district. Plug up the system!

Best sale
09-06-2013, 12:57 PM
All for the sake of our children !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

POLICESTATE
09-06-2013, 12:58 PM
Hmm, do they still even bother to pretend that it serves some sort of public good?

I think it serves the idea that everyone not on the bandwagon should be in the criminal justice system.

violaron
09-06-2013, 1:23 PM
It sounds like time to do an air drop of spent berdan brass, spent steel cases, and spent aluminum cases all over D.C. Every kid will have some in his pockets, and it will end up in every vehicle in the district. Plug up the system!

+1 :1eye:
http://cdni.wired.co.uk/620x413/a_c/balloons.jpg
what kid won't investigate a random balloon with an attached piece of metal and constitutional message?

Skidmark
09-06-2013, 3:56 PM
This seems to be the news scoop du jour. She's an editor for the Washington Times, fer crynoutloud... can't expect much from her based on truth or reality. Show us an independent verification of her claim, that DC Police are "under orders" to arrest tourist with spent casings.

Thomkat
09-06-2013, 4:05 PM
I keep one empty 30-30 case in my glove box. For that special time when my forth amendment rights are being violated.

Just so they can get all moist finding something.

1022sAreFun
09-06-2013, 5:33 PM
I'm relatively new to this, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say used, spent, and empty, are not necessarily the same. It sounds like you'd get busted either way, but the article seemed to use them interchangeably. An empty casing can be new, and not "used," or "spent."

Johnny_Utah
09-07-2013, 3:47 PM
If just one child is saved, it's all worth it. Someone could trip and roll their ankle and THEN what would happen!

Our nation's capital might just be the dumbest place on earth. What in the WORLD are they trying to stop here?

Bobby Ricigliano
09-07-2013, 4:08 PM
This is the stupidest thing I have heard of in quite some time.

CessnaDriver
09-07-2013, 4:32 PM
There is jewelry made from spent cases.
People make costumes.

spetsnaz
09-07-2013, 4:35 PM
http://i46.tinypic.com/bdp2j6.jpg

The Geologist
09-11-2013, 8:52 PM
+1 :1eye:
http://cdni.wired.co.uk/620x413/a_c/balloons.jpg
what kid won't investigate a random balloon with an attached piece of metal and constitutional message?


Neunundneunzig Luftballons (99 balloons) - by the band Nena - I could not resist

Monster2
09-12-2013, 9:00 PM
+1 :1eye:
http://cdni.wired.co.uk/620x413/a_c/balloons.jpg
what kid won't investigate a random balloon with an attached piece of metal and constitutional message?

I wouldn't do it , i believe that is considered an Assault Balloon(s) under current D.C penal code punishable by life time in prison.

Lifeon2whls
09-16-2013, 3:21 PM
Lets go door to door and leave one one everyone's doorstep :)

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/wopspice/Brass.jpg (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/wopspice/media/Brass.jpg.html)

Skidmark
09-16-2013, 7:12 PM
This seems to be the news scoop du jour. She's an editor for the Washington Times, fer crynoutloud... can't expect much from her based on truth or reality. Show us an independent verification of her claim, that DC Police are "under orders" to arrest tourist with spent casings.

Like the sound of crickets 'round here.

No one able to verify the claims in her book re. DC po-lice being "under orders" to arrest tourists holding spent casings?