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Old 03-14-2008, 11:08 PM
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Searching private homes for guns proposed in D.C.
'Amnesty' offered for illegal weapons, unless investigators link them to crime
Posted: March 13, 2008
10:22 pm Eastern

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District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier

The District of Columbia police department is preparing to launch a massive new home-by-home search program to confiscate and destroy handguns, despite arguments pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that challenges the constitutionality of its ban on residents having such weapons.

"Right now we're working under the laws that we have, and we'll continue working under the laws that we have," Police Chief Cathy Lanier said in announcing the program that targets all handguns in the district.

The voluntary program would work like this, according to Traci Hughes, an official with the Metropolitan Police Department: Residents of homes or apartments would contact police and ask them to come and search for such weaponry, they would sign a release, and officers would conduct the search.
She said those who voluntarily contact police would be granted amnesty for any illegal weapons uncovered during the search, although they would not be granted amnesty if those weapons would be traced to any previous crime.

Lanier announced the program, calling it a new anti-violence campaign, during a visit to the DC's 7th District Police headquarters.

Officials estimate authorities already are confiscating and destroying 2,000 handguns annually, but that's not enough.

"For those people who have handguns in their home that become stolen or get out in the street in some other way, a child carries it out and puts it in his backpack and takes it to school, or whatever, worries me," Lanier said in a video posted on WUSA-Television.

The announcement comes just days before the U.S. Supreme Court is to hear arguments that challenge the district's handgun ban as a violation of the Second Amendment.

Lawyers for Dick Anthony Heller, a security guard, sued to overturn Washington's law that prohibits citizens from owning or having handguns. It also imposes severe restrictions on other firearms such as shotguns.

Several other city residents joined in the action, claiming the Second Amendment's individual right to own a gun. A district court judge rejected their claims, but in 2007 a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled the amendment also protects the right of individuals to privately own guns.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments March 18 in the dispute, in which dozens of outside groups have filed arguments in support of the appellate decision.

The district's perspective is that the Second Amendment only allows people to have guns in connection with service in a militia – not to own guns as an individual. That is the perspective under which Lanier, a graduate in management from Johns Hopkins University, is operating.

Hughes told WND the program is scheduled to launch on March 24, during spring break for District of Columbia public school students, and the goal is to get "more weapons off the streets" by taking them out of closets and off shelves in residents' homes.

"We're hoping that if the custodian of the premises voluntarily allows the police department to search for weapons, we can immediately remove those weapons. We hope it would prevent [it] from being used in other crimes or against other members of the household," she said.

She said attorneys have developed a release form that grants permission for the officers to search, confiscate and destroy weapons and for the resident to be given amnesty for violating the ban on handgun possession.

However, "if it's tied to a crime, then we do have to investigate," she said.

She said there aren't specific plans if the law is overturned. "We've not crossed that bridge," she said.

"I cannot think of a more inappropriate thing to do," Larry Pratt, chief of Gun Owners of America, told WND. "It may very soon be legal [to own handguns in DC]."

"And do they really think that criminals will be inviting them in?" he asked.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:34 PM
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No other way to say it ........ "Un-****ing believable"
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Given that this is 'voluntary' it probably breaks no laws. But do I recall correctly that Hitler used a tactic whereby he asked loyal Nazis to turn in their families? I foresee kids turning in their parents, parents turning in their kids, etc. Probably going to see an increase in kids being taken out of the home and placed in the custody of foster care while their criminal parents spend some time in jail.
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So from what she says is that or right to own firearms is only allowed if we are in the military or national guard? So were the Minute men in the "Military" or "National Guard" before they became a Militia? UHHHH NO! They were regular hard working citizens like you and me who said enough is enough!
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Another unqualified, socialist, affirmative action, lesbo-broad who made police cheif for no other reason.

She should be PERSONALLY held responsible for violating the consitution of the United States, tried for treason and shot (with a consitutionally legal owned and unregistered handgun).
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Another unqualified, socialist, affirmative action, lesbo-broad who made police cheif for no other reason.

She should be PERSONALLY held responsible for violating the consitution of the United States, tried for treason and shot (with a consitutionally legal owned and unregistered handgun).

Naw, let the 'militia, aka National Guard' shoot her. Then she wouldn't mind it so bad!!!
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The criminals in DC are celebrating big time! Before long, they won't have to worry about getting shot when breaking into a home to rape, rob etc. I assume that next on the list will be a mandatory registry for all Louisville Sluggers in the DC? I mean, c'mon, to make it totally safe for criminals the crooked liberal wacko politicians need to get those ball bats away from citizens and then go after steak knives, butter knives, screw drivers, etc., etc., etc.
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Don't forget the golf clubs. OH YEA, Waite a minute, that might be personal.
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And now the land of the greatest criminal activity with the greatest gun violence will have yet another reason for the criminals to stick around.

this person, she is no cheif if she believes this lie of the criminals that rule DC, is just stupid.

Lady, you have just told ALL criminals in your city that people in the houses they want to rip off, cause damage to, or cause bodily harm or even fatilities, those people will have no defense, since they know your cronies have taken the guns..................but NO CRIMINALS ARE GOING TO GIVE UP THEIR GUNS. Just how @#$%%^#%^$& ing stupid can you be
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She is so friggin dumb I can just see it on the day she gets robbed!!!


"But how can this happen, I took all of the guns away from everybody" Yeah everybody but the criminals.
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She is so friggin dumb I can just see it on the day she gets robbed!!!


"But how can this happen, I took all of the guns away from everybody" Yeah everybody but the criminals.

NOPE. Remember, she has ARMED people all around her. SHE ain't skeered.
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The criminals in DC are celebrating big time! Before long, they won't have to worry about getting shot when breaking into a home to rape, rob etc. I assume that next on the list will be a mandatory registry for all Louisville Sluggers in the DC? I mean, c'mon, to make it totally safe for criminals the crooked liberal wacko politicians need to get those ball bats away from citizens and then go after steak knives, butter knives, screw drivers, etc., etc., etc.

Having been the victim in my own home....I can tell ya that I would do my damn’dest to kill with what ever I can get my hands on. I will not give up a gun in my home "voluntarily "
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