9 Shot in D.C. Despite Gun Licensing, ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Magazine Ban

Police tape cordons off Woodstock Street where a woman was murdered on in Philadelphia, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
AP/Matt Rourke

Nine people were shot, two fatally, during a 30-minute time frame in Washington, DC, despite the district’s gun licensing requirement, “assault weapons” ban, and ban on “high capacity” magazines.

WUSA9 reported that the incident occurred Thursday night, and consisted of “two men armed with AK-47 style weapons [firing] dozens of shots in the apartment courtyard on Columbia Road.”

Gabby Giffords’ gun group, the Giffords Law Center, reported that in addition to an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, and licensing requirements, the district also has a 10-day waiting period for gun purchases, a purchase limit of one handgun a month, and a ban on private gun sales, among other things.

The number of homicides in D.C. is up 17 percent over last year, despite the district’s stringent gun controls.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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