October 17, 2006, 08:05 PM
Title: A bill to restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.
Sponsor: Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] (introduced 5/19/2005) Cosponsors (41)
Related Bills: H.R.1288
Latest Major Action: 6/9/2005 Referred to Senate subcommittee. Status: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs referred to Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia.
SUMMARY AS OF:
Amends the District of Columbia Code to extend to firearms generally (currently, only to pistols) the prohibition against carrying such a weapon either openly or concealed within the District without a license issued pursuant to D.C. law.
October 17, 2006, 08:15 PM
Someone in DC needs to fire their proofreader :scrutiny:
October 17, 2006, 08:38 PM
Is this from section 9 of the bill, the part that removes crimminal penalties for carrying in ones home or other premises?
October 18, 2006, 10:59 AM
But it looks like it also makes it illegal to carry a rifle off your property.
October 18, 2006, 11:48 AM
That's not the way I'm reading Section 9. There are all sorts of exceptions - reasons you can legally transport firearms.
October 18, 2006, 12:39 PM
Anybody have a copy of the DC Code to compare it to?
October 18, 2006, 01:06 PM
22-4504. Carrying concealed weapons; possession of weapons during commission of crime of violence; penalty.
(a) No person shall carry within the District of Columbia either openly or concealed on or about their person,‘‘except in his dwelling house or place of business or on other land possessed by that person, whether loaded or unloaded, a firearm,’’ , without a license issued pursuant to District of Columbia law, or any deadly or dangerous weapon capable of being so concealed. Whoever violates this section shall be punished as provided in § 22-4515, except that if the violation of this section occurs after a person has been convicted in the District of Columbia of a violation of this section or of a felony, either in the District of Columbia or another jurisdiction, the person shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both.
(b) No person shall within the District of Columbia possess a pistol, machine gun, shotgun, rifle, or any other firearm or imitation firearm while committing a crime of violence or dangerous crime as defined in § 22-4501. Upon conviction of a violation of this subsection, the person may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 years and shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a mandatory-minimum term of not less than 5 years and shall not be released on parole, or granted probation or suspension of sentence, prior to serving the mandatory-minimum sentence.
Title 22. Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle VI. Regulation and Possession of Weapons.
Chapter 45. Weapons and Possession of Weapons. (Refs & Annos)
§ 22-4505. Exceptions to § 22-4504.
(a) The provisions of § 22-4504 shall not apply to marshals, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens, or their deputies, policemen or other duly appointed law enforcement officers, including special agents of the Office of Tax and Revenue, authorized in writing by the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Office of Tax and Revenue to carry a firearm while engaged in the performance of their official duties, and criminal investigators of the Office of the Inspector General, designated in writing by the Inspector General, while engaged in the performance of their official duties, or to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps of the United States or of the National Guard or Organized Reserves when on duty, or to the regularly enrolled members of any organization duly authorized to purchase or receive such weapons from the United States, provided such members are at or are going to or from their places of assembly or target practice, or to officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed firearml, or to any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in firearms, or the agent or representative of any such person having in his or her possession, using, or carrying a firearm in the usual or ordinary course of such business, or to any person while carrying a firearm unloaded and in a secure wrapper from the place of purchase to his or her home or place of business or to a place of repair or back to his or her home or place of business or in moving goods from one place of abode or business to another‘‘, or to any person while carrying or transporting a firearm used in connection with an organized military activity, a target shoot, formal or informal target practice, sport shooting event, hunting, a firearms or hunter safety class, trapping, or a dog obedience training class or show, or the moving by a bona fide gun collector of part or all of the collector’s gun collection from place to place for public or private exhibition while the person is engaged in, on the way to, or returning from that activity if each firearm is unloaded and carried in an enclosed 17
case or an enclosed holster, or to any person carrying or transporting a firearm in compliance with sections 926A, 926B or 926C of title 18, United States Code.’’.
(b) The provisions of § 22-4504 with respect to pistols shall not apply to a police officer who has retired from the Metropolitan Police Department, if the police officer has registered a pistol and it is concealed on or about the police officer.
October 18, 2006, 01:17 PM
Okay so I found the code and plugged in the changes.
Looks like unlicensed concealed carry would be legal for a whole host of reasons (except self defense :scrutiny: )
But it is still awesome for DC residents nontheless.
Heck these exceptions are better than most shall issue states where you would still need a license to carry concealed to the gun range.
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