Had the District of Columbia’s tough gun laws not been in place on January 6 — had insurrectionists been able to legally amass all the firearms they wanted during their march to the U.S. Capitol — we would have seen a bloody massacre rather than a handful of deaths.

The city requires all guns to be registered and a license must be obtained to carry a concealed firearm (open carry is prohibited). Anyone bringing a gun into the District must apply for a registration certificate immediately (or within 48 hours if they notify MPDC). D.C. also bans semiautomatic assault rifles…

Ladd Everitt

Gun control professional/volunteer who’s worked for CSGV, George Takei’s One Pulse for America, MMM, MDPGV. Advocate for bolder pro-democracy agenda.

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