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Old March 27, 2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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D.C. gun laws

Can anyone tell me the current Washinton D.C. law on gun possession? I am a SC CWP holder and am thinking of taking a trip to D.C this summer. I know I can't carry in DC but is it legal to have a gun in vehicle or motel and if so what are the requirements.
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Old March 27, 2009, 08:28 PM   #2
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Here's a link to the website. You'll have to fish around abit.

http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1...pdcNav,%7C.asp

Basically, you can transport with gun and ammo locked and separate out of your reach.

Staying in DC is a bit murky... depends on what the attorneys consider passing through.

Here's one for the OAG.

http://app.dc.gov/apps/about.asp?pag...occNav=|31678|


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Old March 27, 2009, 10:55 PM   #3
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I don't see why it wouldn't be allowed to be in your hotel, but i doubt you'd be able to keep it in your car. they say its only supposed to be in your car if your going to or coming from a range and it's out of reach and locked up separate from your ammo.
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Old March 28, 2009, 11:13 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. Sounds like I may need to re-consider this trip.
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Old March 28, 2009, 11:17 AM   #5
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Okay, what others have told you is the official story.

Now here's the "unofficial" but "real life" facts.

If you bring a firearm into DC, and you get caught with it, they will do everything in their power to make your life a living hell and extract as much money from you as they possibly can along with pressing criminal charges.

It's just that simple.

Until we see a few more court cases and until DC -really- gets slapped down hard a few more times, do NOT bring firearms into DC.
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