Should it be This Hard to get a Handgun in DC?

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I was surprised to receive a few requests from readers wishing to discuss a story in Yesterday’s Washington Post titled, “Get a Gun in D.C. — Do You Feel Lucky?”. It starts:

“It took $833.69, a total of 15 hours 50 minutes, four trips to the Metropolitan Police Department, two background checks, a set of fingerprints, a five-hour class and a 20-question multiple-choice exam.”

A reader notes:

“The guy who needs a gun to defend himself from living in “a dangerous part of a dangerous city” – ie – Mt. Pleasant?!

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