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Dick Heller may best be known for the landmark 2008 Supreme Court case bearing his name that found D.C.’s handgun ban to be unconstitutional, but Emily Miller has become the single most potent one-woman gun lobby in the District. Late last year, the Washington Timesscribe decided not only to get a handgun, but also to document the entire process. Throughout the ensuing series—more than 20 articles—Miller exposed inconsistencies and obstacles in buying and registering her gun, testified before the D.C. Council, and even convinced former Council Chair Kwame Brown to go shooting with her. She got what she wanted: Miller is now the proud owner of a 9mm Sig Sauer, and the Council eased the gun-registration process earlier this year. She’s not done, though. Miller has also taken up the cause of nonresidents—mostly soldiers and vets—caught in D.C. with guns legally purchased and registered in other states, as well as pushing for the possession of ammunition to be decriminalized and residents to be granted concealed carry permits. The Newtown massacre didn’t slow her down: she opined that guns in the classroom may have prevented it, and continues to pester legislators over concealed carry rights D.C. residents currently lack.