Friday, June 27, 2008

Old Question, New Twist

Kim writes about the current state of dickheadedness of DC officials who are laying the groundwork, post-Heller, for what they will be calling "reasonable restrictions" for the licensing of handgun ownership in the District.

Suffice to say, it would make Boston, Massachusetts look like Butte, Montana, in comparison.

In addition to strict licensing guidelines for non-criminals that would make Dianne Feinstein [CENSORED OUT OF COMMON DECENCY AND RESPECT FOR MY READERS' DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS], they are going to maintain the current ban on non-criminal ownership of all semi-automatic firearms, and most likely limit non-criminals to owning just one gun per person.

So, we're taking the "If you could only own one gun..." question that's been beaten more severely over the years than the Seattle Mariners have been the last three months, and modifying it slightly to reflect the fascist whims and wet dreams of Fenty's Gestapo.

"If you could own only one, non-semiautomatic handgun..."

I don't think you could go wrong with one of these in the bedside table:

Smith & Wesson Model 327 Night Guard


Caliber: .357MAG/.38+P
Capacity: 8 Rounds
Barrel Length: 2 1/2"
Front Sight: XS® Sight 24/7 Standard Dot Tritium Sights
Rear Sight: Cylinder & Slide Extreme Duty Fixed
Overall Length: 7 3/4"
Weight: 27.6 oz.
Grip: Pachmayr® Compac Custom
Material: Scandium Alloy Frame/ Stainless PVD Cylinder
Finish: Matte Black

Though, I might be willing to sacrifice that eighth available round, and go with the Model 586 L-Comp, simply because it's so damn good-looking.

On second thought, the new set of "reasonable regulations" will likely include a provision that will give Cathy Lanier's goon squad the authority to confiscate your one firearm over an unpaid parking ticket.

Given the costs involved with getting re-licensed, if they'd even allow for that, and replacing your one handgun, I'd probably just drop $100 for a beat-to-hell Rossi .38 snubbie. And, start shopping for my next replacement after that one would get taken from me for not painting the exterior window trim on my house in one of the District's approved color selections.