50K Law-Abiding D.C. Gun Owners Being Forced To Re-Register Their Firearms Within...

50K Law-Abiding D.C. Gun Owners Being Forced To Re-Register Their Firearms Within 90 Days, Face Possible Jail Time If They Fail To Comply…

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Big changes for gun owners in the nation’s capital will impact tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens, many of whom have no idea the change is coming.

The new requirement for gun owners in the District goes into effect next year and failure to comply could mean jail time.

Starting Jan. 1 all registered gun owners in D.C. must re-register their firearms within 90 days. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says notices will start going out to gun owners soon.

“Every three years you’ll have to confirm you still live in the District and you still have your firearm.” Lanier tells WNEW.

The re-registration requirement will impact anyone who registered a firearm in the District from 1976 to 2010.

“There are probably between 40,000 and 50,000 people who registered a gun during that time.” Lanier says. […]

“Of the 50,000 or however many people there are, at least one person won’t comply,” Shapiro says. “Not willfully, but because they haven’t heard about the new law and all of a sudden they’ll be in technical violation of the law which has serious penalties.”

The penalties for not re-registering a gun range from a $13 fine to a $1,000 fine and a year in jail, according to an MPD spokesperson.

“A person who fails to renew their firearms registration within 90 days of the deadline (meaning, 90 day renewal period + 90 day grace period = 180 days total) will have their firearm registration cancelled, will be in possession of an unregistered firearm, and may face criminal charges punishable by a fine up to $1,000 or 1 year in jail, or both,” MPD spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump wrote in an email.

What makes the re-registration fee more cumbersome for many is that the vast majority of re-registrations have to be done in person at police headquarters.

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  1. Problem: hoodlums and gangbangers are running amuck in DC, killing each other and innocent bystanders on a daily basis; overwhelmingly using illegally acquired and illegally possessed firearms.
    The Libtard solution: tighten restriction on law-abiding firearm owners.

    Gun control has absolutely NOTHING to do with preventing violence. Gun control is all about persecuting a law-abiding population segment that offends the Liberals.

  2. Bit-time felony. An otherwise law-abiding citizen caught with an unregistered firearm in DC will get upwards of 7 years in prison. However, a career criminal caught with an illegally obtain, illegally possessed, handgun will get a slap on the wrist. Because, … well …, you know why.

  3. Frances Chute Quinn has a clear view as to why they want re-registration. They want law abiding citizens firearms and they want them because they can't have total control over the people of this nation until the guns are gone. As long as there are firearms out there the people can fight back.

  4. geee…just like in nazi germany!…stand your ground gun owners. tell them too go fuck themselves.

  5. Take ALL of the guns away from All legal guns owners LIVING IN DC and see how many people die in the first 6 months from the illegal guns on the street. See how fast crimes rates increase when the criminals realize that the average citizen has NO self defense!!!! KILL ALL THE BASTARDS IN WASH. DC!!

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