“D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said she would not be opposed to the opening of a gun store in the city,” washingtontimes.com reports. “If there was a regulated way for people to purchase in the District, I wouldn’t have an issue with it.” Translation: I’m all for firearms freedom as long as I can regulate the sh*t out of it. To the point where it doesn’t exist. To wit: the Chief’s post-Heller record of issuing concealed carry permits to D.C. residents. Considering the enormous hurdles put in the way of applicants, guess how many concealed carry permits she’s approved and how many she’s denied . . .
More recently, a decision by a federal judge struck down the city’s ban on the carrying of handguns in public. City lawmakers developed a licensing scheme by which gun owners could apply for a concealed carry permit.
Chief Lanier oversees the issuance of the permits, which gun-rights advocates have argued is too restrictive.
Chief Lanier said Friday that of approximately 86 applicants, she’s issued 21 concealed carry permits and denied 24.
“I’m very comfortable with the concealed carry permits that I’ve issued,” she said.
As long as police chiefs who break their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution are comfortable in their jobs, the fight for Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms continues. And maybe even then.