D.C. gun laws only hurt law-abid­ing res­i­dents

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

I’ve been fol­low­ing Emily Miller’s get-agun-in-d.c. se­ries with great in­ter­est (“D.C.’S gun law de­cep­tion,” Web, March 13). Clearly con­cocted by Washington’s bu­reau­cracy for no other rea­son than to deny a civil right rec­og­nized by the United States Con­sti­tu­tion and up­held by the Supreme Court, D.C.’S maze of re­stric­tions on law­ful gun own­er­ship is cer­tainly thor­ough.

I’m a Cana­dian tar­get shooter with a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in shoot­ing-re­lated va­ca­tions in the free United States and have had oc­ca­sion to ex­pe­ri­ence the dra­matic dif­fer­ence in rights de­pend­ing upon which side of the bor­der one finds one­self. I take great plea­sure in see­ing Miss Miller il­lu­mi­nate the inanity of laws and poli­cies that dis­arm only the law-abid­ing. These laws cre­ate only vic­tims, not safety.

Next I hope that Miss Miller will write about her ap­pli­ca­tion for a Virginia per­mit to carry a con­cealed hand­gun in that state so that her readers can fol­low her in that process as well. I’m look­ing for­ward to it. JAMIE CARMICHAEL Mar­ga­ree Val­ley, Nova Sco­tia

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