… Obviously, that has not come to pass,” said Alan Gura, commenting on the 1,400 firearms that have been registered in the District of Columbia in the 2 years since DC v. Heller. Check out this WaPo piece for more details.
Even the Brady Center couldn’t muster up any scary alarmist statistics!
At the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which lobbies for tough gun restrictions, President Paul Helmke said it’s too soon to judge the impact of increased firearms ownership on safety and public health in the District. “It takes a while for these things to be statistically analyzed,” he said. “One thing that does happen is, something like 40,000 guns are stolen from people’s houses every year in this country. Another thing that happens, statistically, is we see increases in domestic violence and suicides tied to the number of guns people have around. “We’ll have to wait and see.”
It is noteworthy that most of the firearms were registered in affluent households.
Since the landmark court ruling in June 2008, records show, more than 1,400 firearms have been registered with D.C. police, most in the western half of the District. Among those guns, nearly 300 are in the high-income, low-crime Georgetown, Palisades and Chevy Chase areas of Northwest.
I wonder what the political makeup of those Georgetown gun-toting Americans is.