Washington DC firearms owners, tired of the shenanigans being waged against law abiding citizens by the DC City Council, have formed their own advocacy group -- Capital Gun Owners.
Its leader, Amy McVey, says the group's top priority is to lift the District's continuing ban on semi-automatic handguns (DC classifies such as machine guns, so that means its police officers all carry machine guns on their hips, if you follow the Council's logic), and allow residents to carry sidearms outside their home for personal protection.
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"We're at a point where we're feeling our way here," said Mrs. McVey, who was the first D.C. resident to register a handgun after the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns was struck down by the Supreme Court in June. "I'm sure our mission will evolve as needed."
"The group includes co-founders George Lyon and Gillian St. Lawrence, who were among the six plaintiffs in the initial challenge to the District's handgun ban in 2003, which led to the District of Columbia v. Heller Supreme Court case.
"Mrs. McVey said the four-day-old group will lobby for less gun control and provide residents with gun-education resources as more of them seek to own guns. The formation of the group comes as the District is taking fire from two sides — U.S. District Court and Congress — on its still-rigid gun-control laws."