Emily Miller is the famous investigative reporter who wrote the Washington Times series “Emily Gets Her Gun” detailing the torturous process of getting permit to legally own a firearm in the District of Columbia. The series led to her successful book of the same name. An autographed copy sits near my elbow. I met Emily a couple of years ago at a gun rights policy conference. She’s a sharp woman, intimately familiar with the insanity of D.C.’s gun laws, who has the distinction of owning a legally registered handgun in the nation’s capital . . .
Stay tuned- I’m writing a story with the details on the
#Palmer decision — and how DC will be forced to allow gun carry rights.
What I find fascinating is that Emily is in an ideal position to actually exercise her newly affirmed Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia. Today. She has always wanted to be able to carry her handgun, a SIG SAUER P229, if only with the 10-round magazines the District allows. Now, though, she may legally do so.
But she may only have a short window of opportunity, as it’s possible that the District’s attorneys will be able to convince an appeals court judge to issue a stay against the District Court’s decision. But that may take some time. After all, today is Sunday, the House of Representatives just voted to defund any gun law enforcement by the D.C. government, and two fairly high profile cases have been brought against obviously law abiding citizens with the very laws in question. All this, not to mention the settled law of the Heller and McDonald decisions, would seem to argue against any kind of “emergency” stay.
The summary judgment by the court doesn’t differentiate between open and concealed carry. So Emily could commemorate her celebration of freedom for men and women everywhere with a picture of her openly carrying her SIG with a recognizable D.C. landmark in the background.
I wish Emily the best. She’s a real trooper. And I would love to see that photograph!