The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms
Washington, D.C. isn’t one of those places people seem to live. While many undoubtedly do, most of the people who make up Washington are really folks who live outside of D.C. in one of the many suburbs.
Now that D.C. is required to be a shall issue jurisdiction, it seems that they’re issuing a whole lot more permits these days, and the Washington Post thinks it’s newsworthy that so many people applying for permits are people who don’t reside in Washington itself.
More than 700 people have asked the D.C. police for licenses to carry loaded concealed handguns when they dine, shop and walk the streets of the nation’s capital. In the months since a court ordered city officials to scale back local gun-control laws, police department records show that more than half the applicants are not District residents.
The loosening of the law marks a culturalpost was originally published on this site