When Emily Miller was doing some investigative reporting into the DC Concealed Carry Permit process, she was in for a surprise that she probably wasn’t expecting. This surprise came in the form of a response by a police department employee.
In the video above, cameras were rolling when Miller was talking to a DC Police Department employee, Milton Agurs, about the process of trying to obtain a DC concealed carry permit. The normal talk about the ‘need’ to demonstrate that you’re already in danger was given just as it has been from the beginning. You have to show a ‘special danger’, which apparently wouldn’t include being raped and murdered on the street.
And of course, that determination is based on the decision of Chief Lainer and/or her staff members.
Miller then is told that she can’t come close to completing the process yet because DC hasn’t set up the training that is required to obtain the permit; 16 hours of classroom training and 2 hours of range time.
But then, the officer says this in response to Miller’s question “The 2nd Amendment right to bear arms just… doesn’t fully apply here?”
“I believe when the Second Amendment was written, that was more or less for when the British were coming.”
The new laws that DC has put in place since the ruling that the ban on carrying a firearm outside the home is unconstitutional, seem to be unconstitutional themselves. Not only that, but DC isn’t abiding by the ruling because it is still impossible for anyone to obtain their permit.