It's great that the people who dictate the laws have law enforcement details and are allowed CCW permits but Joe Citizen has to be a fish in a barrel.
Just to be sure we make the right distinction.
We're talking about the deputy mayor of the city and the rest of the local D.C. Government.
Yes, they, along with the city council, dictate local laws.
Not to be confused with the Federal elected lawmakers who reside in Washington D.C. and whose laws affect us at the National level. The Federal eletists are a different (more dangerous) animal.