D.C. Gun Laws Prevented a Massacre on January 6

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