So yesterday, the Senate passed a bill that would give us a vote in the House. Real Representation. But there’s a catch—-a gun amendment that would strip the District of its gun laws. The Post writes:
“Some D.C. officials said it was ironic that the Senate bill granted the city full representation in the House while also overruling the District’s decisions on a key local issue.”
With that in mind, the D.C. Police did something unusual yesterday evening. The department started reporting on weapons officers recovered.
The department issued a press release:
“Shortly after 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, members assigned to the department’s Sixth District were executing a search warrant in the 3500 block of East Capitol Street, SE. During the execution of this search warrant, two suspects were apprehended without incident and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun with several live rounds of ammunition were recovered. Both suspects in this case were charged with ‘Carrying a Pistol Without a License,’ among other charges.
At approximately 9:13 pm, on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, members assigned to the department’s Sixth District were conducting a traffic stop in the 4200 block of Edson Place, NE. During the course of their investigation they recovered an assault weapon with several live rounds of ammunition. The suspects in this case were arrested and charged with ‘Carrying a Pistol Without a License.'”
Is the D.C. Police trying to send a message to congress?