Hey, it’s been working in Vermont for a few hundred years now. From the Washington Post:
The District Court did not issue a stay, but the D.C. Attorney Generalâ€™s Office announced on Sunday that it would seek a stay. As reported by the Washington Post, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier has approved an order which allows District residents to carry a handgun IF AND ONLY IF the handgun has been properly registered with the District Police, pursuant to the Districtâ€™s handgun registration ordinance.
What about non-residents? According to the Post article, â€śLanierâ€™s instructions to police also said that residents of other jurisdictions without felony records would not be charged under the ban on carrying pistols.â€ť
Fox31DC reporter Emily Miller reported the non-resident rules slightly differently on her Twitter feed late Sunday night: â€śSTUNNING DEVELOPMENT: DC Police Chief Lanier just told force not to arrest a person who can legally carry a gun in DC or any state.â€ť â€śMore â€” DC police chief using guidance from AG â€” grants full reciprocity for all open and concealed carry from others states.â€ť â€śOnly gun arrests now in DC can be DC residents with unregistered guns and non-residents who are prohibited under federal laws.â€ť
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