The Washington Times includes this new definitive guide by Emily Miller on how to get a gun in DC. That name should sound familiar — Miller’s earlier investigative report, “Emily Gets Her Gun,” showed the world just how much red tape she had to slash through to get her first gun. Not only did she help raise awareness about the plights of gun owners, but she also won a Clark Mollenhoff Award for the story.
Miller was kind enough to compress the complicated journey down to a step-by-step guide, complete with a few tips to make sure that the whole process goes as smoothly as possible. Miller is thorough if nothing else – she tells you what to do, where to do it, what forms to fill out, and supplies every phone number that you need to acquire your gun.
DC residents will definitely want to read through the guide, and be sure not to overlook the tips section. You ever do something for the very first time and then think to yourself afterwards, “Boy, I wish I’d known that a week ago. It would have made everything cheaper, faster, and easier.” She goes into nuts-and-bolts details that might be overlooked by a first-timer, such as the importance of using UPS or FedEx to deliver the gun to DC’s only legal gun dealer, because the US postal service won’t deliver a package into police headquarters.
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