D.C. officials defend gun laws, look to further tighten concealed-carry rules

by Stephen Dinan
October 12, 2017

D.C. officials said Wednesday that they are looking at ways to expand the city’s strict gun laws, hoping to recapture some of the ground lost after a federal appeals court struck down the city’s restrictions on issuing concealed-carry permits.

The officials also defended the city’s gun-free zones, saying there are a number of areas where they don’t want anyone carrying a firearm, and in the nation’s capital, with so many high-profile government sites, there will be more zones than many other cities.

No timetable has been set for new restrictions, but D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Public Safety Committee Chairman Charles Allen, Ward 6 Democrat, said in separate interviews that they are looking to stiffen the list of requirements for gun owners to be able to obtain permits in the city.

“We believe more guns on city streets makes us less safe,” Mr. Allen said.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?


    dictators cannot stand for any freedoms…these little clay footed minds continue to Do the Mitty …wonder if they wear BRASS CROWNS as they parade around in their delusions of power ? Join the freedom march ? these Establishment dirt droppings will faint at the first violence and scream ” Help ” in their terror driven dreams…only fear of everything can drive such tormented minds to reveal their fears….they are afraid of everything ..bad language…sour looks…spicy sausage….eggs to be eaten….caffeine ….red meat…school tests….this litter of losers would starve in garden….

  • Tiger says:

    If more guns, owned legally by citizens on our streets, makes you less safe then why are all the Congressmen and women guarded by gun toting men? Why are they protected and everywhere they are is protected by gun toting security? Doesn’t that make you less safe?

  • CBUJAN says:

    These ignorant idiots will never learn no gun law would ever stop what happened in Vegas and for adding new laws they won’t work either. They keep coming up with all these new laws that only affect law abiding citizens, they can’t get it through their lame brain heads that criminals don’t obey laws.

  • Humble Servant says:

    Mr Allen does not know what he is talking about. If everyone has a gun no one will shoot for fear of retaliation. The shooters are cowards and only shoot at targets that cannot shoot back. Place a gun in more responsible peoples hands willing to protect themselves and their neighbors and the cowards will think more than twice before shooting someone. I would willingly give up my concealed-carry permit when you can 100% guarantee you have a plan that would not allow a criminal person to have any hardware that could be used to harm or kill another human being. Pretty tough to do, isn’t it? Then I have a better idea. Instead of trying to control us why don’t you find a way to use us as your partners in fighting these people. Arm us and let us freely protect our family and friends. Provide training and guidance and call off the lawyers.

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